Mobile phishing: what to look for in order not to become a victim of smishing

Recently, reports of misleading smishing messages (SMS phishing) have become more frequent. The National Cyber ​​Security Administration provides citizens with helpful advice. Smishing, also known as SMS phishing, is a form of online scam attempt that is carried out using short text messages sent via a mobile phone. “Shock attack” looks like this: • The […]

Former CIA agent’s company scans Greek social media and sells data to intelligence agencies

A fine of 20 million from ΑΔΑΕ “for finding people and information from social networks and creating personal files that they then sell to intelligence agencies, individuals, etc.” A previously unknown company, ClearView AI, owned by former CIA officer and Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel, which the government brought in in 2020 and handed over the […]

The florist was the victim of a phone scam

A florist from the island of Skiathos lost 21,258 euros because of a bouquet worth 70 euros. A 42-year-old man who works at his mother’s flower shop received a phone call from an unknown man on March 27 saying he lives outside of Skiathos and wants to send a bouquet. After placing the order, he […]

76% rise in bank card fraud in 2020

In 2020, the cost of fraudulent transactions increased by 18% compared to 2019 – a similar development was reflected in the number of fraudulent transactions, which increased by 76% compared to the previous year. The cost of fraudulent transactions with credit cards issued under the Single Payment Area (SEPA) in 2019 was 1.87 billion euros. […]