June 9, 2015

Scammers Cash in on Alton Towers Roller Coaster Crash With Dodgy Videos

“As with all of these scams, the people behind it will make money each time a survey offer is completed, said Malwarebyte’s Christopher Boyd on the security company’s blog.

“The last time we saw someone profiting from a tragedy in this way was when we wrote about fake Flight MH17 missile pages, but you can guarantee similar efforts will be online the moment another disaster strikes.

“Racking up some quick cash from a survey scam is a bottom-rung, quick and easy technique to pull off. Unfortunately, low technical ability and a lack of ethics has never been a barrier to increasing a bank account.”

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