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Scamming non-profit organizations leads to Google gripe

A new scam, targeted at non-profits, attempts to install malicious software when you do a Google search

By Jan. 13, 2008


Top-five paid app on Google Play was an antivirus scam

Before it was flagged and removed, one of the most successful apps on Google Play for over a week was an "antivirus" app that did nothing other than change an image.

By Apr. 8, 2014


County Durham woman jailed for £450,000 iPad scam

A woman scammed hundreds of people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds by offering cheap iPads she couldn't deliver.

By Jan. 4, 2014


Apple updates App Store screenshot rules to shutter scam

Screenshots uploaded with apps will be locked in place after app approval, preventing developers from swapping out images for other games.

By Jan. 9, 2013


Fake Google Play apps scam Japanese porn seekers

Security firm Symantec says these fraudulent Android apps are using a one-click method, tricking Japanese-language porn lovers into registering for a paid service that doesn't exist.

By Apr. 1, 2013


Apple apps hacked to steal in-app purchases

Hackers have discovered a way to steal in-app purchases from iPhone and iPad apps, according to UK-based developer.

By Nov. 21, 2011


Why the word 'mango' might spell trouble online

There are certain words that online scammers use to suck the unsuspecting into their scams. "Acai" is one. "Mango" is another. A new study also suggests that Americans are generally more susceptible to scams than they'll admit.

By Feb. 25, 2012


First Google+ spam emerges, leading victims to Viagra vendor

New social network Google+ is already the subject of a spam campaign that leads unwitting recipients to an online vendor of Viagra.

By Jul. 4, 2011


Offerpal Media mess gets stickier

The company is involved in at least two suits with upcoming developments. In one, it sues a competitor. In another, a plaintiff alleges he was ousted as a co-founder.

By Nov. 5, 2009


After onstage spat, Offerpal replaces CEO

Departing CEO Anu Shukla says the offers-and-surveys company has been hunting for a new chief exec for "many months," but the timing is a little suspect considering recent media scrutiny of its business model.

By Nov. 4, 2009