ZDNet: This is how scammers are now abusing Google Calendar to pillage your data

ZDNet: This is how scammers are now abusing Google Calendar to pillage your data. “Kaspersky researchers said on Monday that multiple cases of the latest invite scheme were detected throughout May, in which fraudsters sent unsolicited event invitations by abusing a ‘free online calendar service that adds invitations and events to users’ calendars automatically.’ The spam message blast exploited a smartphone-based feature for Gmail which automatically added and notified potential victims of the fraudulent calendar invitations.”

The Intercept: Right-Wing Sting Group Project Veritas Is Breaking Facebook’s “Authentic Behavior” Rule. Now What?

The Intercept: Right-Wing Sting Group Project Veritas Is Breaking Facebook’s “Authentic Behavior” Rule. Now What?. “A MEMBER OF Project Veritas gave testimony in a federal court case indicating that the right-wing group, known for its undercover videos, violates Facebook policies designed to counter systematic deception by Russian troll farms and other groups. The deposition raises questions over whether Facebook will deter American operatives who use the platform to strategically deceive and damage political opponents as vigorously as it has Iranian and Russian propagandists. But is the company capable of doing so without just creating more problems?”

How-To Geek: Fake LinkedIn Profiles Are Impossible to Detect

How-To Geek: Fake LinkedIn Profiles Are Impossible to Detect. “Don’t trust everything you see on LinkedIn. We created a fake LinkedIn profile with a fake job at a real company. Our fake profile garnered the attention of a Google recruiter and gained over 170 connections and 100 skill endorsements. Everyone is talking about fake accounts on Facebook and fake followers on Twitter. LinkedIn hasn’t been part of the conversation, but Microsoft’s social network also has a big problem.”

United States Army: CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts

United States Army: CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts. “U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for ‘social media scams’ where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for ‘trust-based relationship scams,’ also known as romance scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.”

Make Tech Easier: Facebook Scam Tricks Users into Believing They Unknowingly Made a Donation to ISIS

Make Tech Easier: Facebook Scam Tricks Users into Believing They Unknowingly Made a Donation to ISIS. “While it is a wonderful thing to want to help people who are less fortunate, there are always going to be nefarious individuals to spoil the fun. Facebook users are being scammed into thinking they donated to a terrorist organization such as ISIS.”

The Atlantic: How to Spot the Latest Disinformation Campaign

The Atlantic: How to Spot the Latest Disinformation Campaign. “There is a very small chance that you came across what appeared to be an Atlantic article about the war in Yemen in September of 2017. The author, according to the byline, was Aria Bendix, a regular global news writer. Every link in the story went to other Atlantic stories. It even included the module shilling low-brow content slurry, which used to appear on Atlantic articles, at the bottom of the page. On first glance, that is to say, you might not have known that you were looking at a counterfeit story, produced as part of a global disinformation campaign that was recently unearthed by the researchers at Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.”

Bleeping Computer: Scammers Create Google Search Ads to Lure PayPal, Amazon Clients

Bleeping Computer: Scammers Create Google Search Ads to Lure PayPal, Amazon Clients. “Scammers are creating ads in Google search results that pretend to be customer support numbers for popular sites such as Amazon, PayPal, and eBay. When called, scammers will pretend to be from the associated company and state they need a code from a Google Play gift card before they can help. BleepingComputer was alerted to these scam ads in the Google search results a few weeks ago from a security researcher who wishes to remain anonymous. Since then, we have observed multiple scam ad campaigns pretending to be tech support hotlines for well known companies.”