The Next Web: Scammers target Facebook users with sponsored ads for fake cryptocurrencies

The Next Web: Scammers target Facebook users with sponsored ads for fake cryptocurrencies. “It appears Twitter has become so saturated with cryptocurrency scams that attackers are finally starting to target other platforms too – like Facebook. Unlike the standard Bitcoin giveaway scams on Twitter, the Facebook scam (as noticed by Hard Fork) is designed to trick users into giving up sensitive data, like their credit card information. As a distraction tactic, the attackers have set up a series of fake pages and call-to-actions, the first one of which is a fake sponsored ad.”

CNET: YouTube offers student discount for Premium and Music services

CNET: YouTube offers student discount for Premium and Music services. “YouTube is making its streaming services more affordable for college students, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. The discounts are the biggest changes to the programs since YouTube launched them last year.”

Krebs on Security: How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

Krebs on Security: How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro. “‘Tis the season when even those who know a thing or two about Internet scams tend to let down their guard in the face of an eye-popping discount or the stress of last-minute holiday shopping. So here’s a quick refresher course on how to make it through the next few weeks without getting snookered online.”

Independent: Airlines Face Crack Down On Use Of ‘Exploitative’ Algorithm That Splits Up Families On Flights

Independent: Airlines Face Crack Down On Use Of ‘Exploitative’ Algorithm That Splits Up Families On Flights. “Algorithms used by airlines to split up those travelling together unless they pay more to sit next to each other have been called ‘exploitative’ by a government minister. Speaking to a parliamentary communications committee, Digital Minister Margot James described the software as ‘a very cynical, exploitative means… to hoodwink the general public’.”

The Hindu: A new bank scam using Google Maps loophole

The Hindu: A new bank scam using Google Maps loophole. “Scamsters seem to have stumbled upon a gold mine in the form of a loophole in the Google Maps interface. Taking advantage of the fact that on Google Maps, an establishment’s contact details can be edited by anyone, a group of Thane-based con artists have been putting up their own contact numbers and getting customers who call them into revealing sensitive account details.”

Ars Technica: E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers

Ars Technica: E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers. “Payment card skimming that steals consumers’ personal information from e-commerce sites has become a booming industry over the past six months, with high-profile attacks against Ticketmaster, British Airways, Newegg, and Alex Jones’ InfoWars, to name just a few. In a sign of the times, security researcher Jérôme Segura found two competing groups going head to head with each other for control of a single vulnerable site.”

Make Tech Easier: Best Sites to Help You Find the Best Black Friday Deals

Make Tech Easier: Best Sites to Help You Find the Best Black Friday Deals . “Black Friday is just about upon us, and already the deals are pouring in from across the Web. But do you dive in now, or do you bide your time until the day itself? Are the current prices really as low as they’ve ever been, or can they get even better? Deal-hunting on Black Friday (and the week leading up to it) can feel like a high-stakes game, so we’re here to make it a little easier by showing you the best tools and websites for monitoring items and tracking down the best prices.”