A Database of Coronavirus Phishing Scams

Spotted on Reddit: Coronavirus Phishing Scams. “Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus chaos to trick people into handing over personal details, sensitive information and money. Hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 emails are being sent every week and some cyber security experts say the virus has become the largest theme for phishing scams in years, if not ever. This site collates them and categorises them by attributes.”

Coronavirus: Man planning to bomb Missouri hospital killed, FBI says (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Man planning to bomb Missouri hospital killed, FBI says. “A man suspected of planning to attack a hospital treating coronavirus cases in the US state of Missouri died after a shootout with the FBI, officials say. The confrontation happened as agents tried to arrest the 36-year-old in the city of Belton as part of a domestic terrorism investigation, the FBI said.”

‘Stay vigilant’ | Better Business Bureau announces new website for COVID-19 scams (WBIR)

WBIR: ‘Stay vigilant’ | Better Business Bureau announces new website for COVID-19 scams. “The Better Business Bureau started a new website to tackle COVID-19 scams. As the virus spreads, scams related to the virus are becoming more common: price-gouging, travel scams and more.”

CNN: One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself

CNN: One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself. “Robert Ross was sitting in his San Francisco home office in October 2018 when he noticed the bars on his phone had disappeared and he had no cell coverage. A few hours later, he had lost $1 million. Ross was the victim of a SIM hack, an attack that occurs when hackers take over a victim’s phone number by transferring it to a SIM card they control.”

Coronavirus fraud: UK victims lose 800,000 pounds in scams (Reuters)

Reuters: Coronavirus fraud: UK victims lose 800,000 pounds in scams. “Victims in the United Kingdom have lost more than 800,000 pounds ($1 million) to coronavirus-linked scams since last month, with criminals tricking fearful people who wanted to buy protective masks, police said on Friday. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) said there had been 21 reports of fraud since Feb. 10, many of which involved scams over masks, with one victim paying 15,000 pounds for masks that never arrived.”

The Verge: Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect

The Verge: Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect. “A Florida man who used a fitness app to track his bike rides found himself a suspect in a burglary when police used a geofence warrant to collect data from nearby devices, an NBC News investigation finds. Zachary McCoy had never been in the home where the burglary occurred, but by leaving his location settings on for the RunKeeper app, he unwittingly provided information about his whereabouts to Google, which placed him at the scene of the crime.”