The Register: Instagram, YouTube ‘iron man’ marketer first to be nabbed by Feds cracking down on fake coronavirus web cures

The Register: Instagram, YouTube ‘iron man’ marketer first to be nabbed by Feds cracking down on fake coronavirus web cures. “A social-media marketer is understood to be the first person to be hit with a federal fraud charge in the US for allegedly trying to trick people into investing in a bogus COVID-19 cure.”

Startacus: WebARX creates COVID-19 cyber threats database to spread awareness

Startacus: WebARX creates COVID-19 cyber threats database to spread awareness. “WebARX, an Estonian web security company was inspired by the #hackthecrisis movement to do their part in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On late Friday evening on 20th of March, WebARX released a special page to collect all the cyber attacks and online threats surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Gizmodo: On Google Search, Scammy Unemployment Ads Are Targeting Some Of The Most Vulnerable People

Gizmodo: On Google Search, Scammy Unemployment Ads Are Targeting Some Of The Most Vulnerable People. “In the past week, we’ve seen spikes in searches for phrases like ‘unemployed,’ ‘laid off,’ and ‘unemployment benefits,’ to name a few. While many of these searchers will find the information they’re looking for, too many are likely to encounter Google ads for sites that could scam them out of their hard-earned savings. And Google is so far continuing to allow these ads to run.”

CNET: Craigslist must remove posts that profit off coronavirus fears, NY AG says

CNET: Craigslist must remove posts that profit off coronavirus fears, NY AG says. “New York Attorney General Letitia James demanded that Craigslist remove posts attempting to illegally profit off of consumers’ coronavirus fears. James said she’s also calling for assurance that the company has policies in place to stop scammers.”

ZDNet: Thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created on a daily basis

ZDNet: Thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created on a daily basis. “In the midst of a global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hackers are not letting a disaster go to waste and have now automated their coronavirus-related scams to industrial levels. According to multiple reports, cybercriminals are now creating and putting out thousands of coronavirus-related websites on a daily basis.”

‘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.”