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Celebs used to dupe victims into making fake investments

Celebs used to dupe victims into making fake investments

Technology
Criminals are defrauding people into making fake investments using forged news stories promoting investment advice from celebrities, the public is being warned.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre, a part of intelligence agency GCHQ, has announced it has foiled a growing number of these scams over the last four months. More than 300,000 malicious URLs linking to investment schemes promoted with fake celebrity endorsements, including Sir Richard Bransom, Ed Sheeran and Martin Lewis, have been taken down during this period.But the growing number of investment scams has caused the cyber security agency to issue a warning to the public, and to let the criminals know that they are being pursued. Image: The scammers wrote a fake account about Ed Sh...
Twitter reveals how scammers hijacked celebs’ accounts

Twitter reveals how scammers hijacked celebs’ accounts

Technology
Twitter has revealed how accounts belonging to celebrities including Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos and Kim Kardashian were hijacked by Bitcoin scammers two weeks ago.At the time the company confirmed that a "co-ordinated social engineering attack" had allowed criminals to post tweets from celebs' accounts offering to send $ 2,000 for every $ 1,000 sent to a Bitcoin address. The company has now confirmed that 130 accounts were targeted by the criminals, with 45 being used to send tweets. The criminals also accessed the DM inboxes of 36 users and downloaded the Twitter data of seven. Image: Celebs' accounts on Twitter were hijacked by Bitcoin scammers Now the company has provided details about the social engineering attack - a way of describ...
Lauren Goodger wants to find ‘baby daddy’ on Celeb’s Go Dating: ’Is it too much to ask?’

Lauren Goodger wants to find ‘baby daddy’ on Celeb’s Go Dating: ’Is it too much to ask?’

Entertainment
The TOWIE star revealed earlier this week that she’s set to join the new series of Celebs Go Dating.Lauren Goodger made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a snap of herself alongside fellow contestants Jack Fincham, Megan Barton Hanson, Lee Ryan, Lady Colin Campbell and Nathan Henry.She captioned the snap: “So, ok kept it quiet for a while… but yes I’m doing Celeb’s Go Dating.”And the 32-year-old reality TV star has now revealed exactly what she’s looking for in a potential partner. Related Articles Uploading a sneak peek of the upcoming Channel 4 show, Lauren said: “I’m looking for confidence, someone outgoing and independent and not someone who depends on me.”“I want to have a good family, so a good dad for my kids and a husband and just up for having a bit of fun and...
Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Technology
Rules around gambling ads, which include a ban on the use of young celebrities and sports stars, will become stricter, especially online.From 1 April, gambling operators will also have to ensure that the majority of the audience of any social media influencers they work with are over 18.The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) said it was designed to protect children from irresponsible ads.A recent UK study suggested 450,000 11 to 16-year-olds regularly gamble.The new standards also ban the use of animated and licensed characters from film and television, as well as celebrities who "appear to be" under the age of 25. CAP says care must be taken that gambling ads do not appear in the children's section of websites - such as th...
Celebs dare to bare in the sexiest swimsuit trends of 2018

Celebs dare to bare in the sexiest swimsuit trends of 2018

Entertainment
Reality TV babes and models alike never fail to titillate fans with the latest fashion trends – and that includes swimwear.This year was no different, with celebs putting on some of the raciest cuts and designs, and suffice to say a trip to the pool or beach has never been so daring.One of the most popular lines of the season was the crochet bikini, or Crochini as they are better known.The risqué two-piece has been showcased by the likes of Dani Dyer during a Spanish getaway way before we even knew she was to be crowned queen of Love Island 2018. Related Articles Though it was Demi Rose who stole the award for the most devilish display of the number as she broke thermometers in a nude design.Taking a highly competitive second place wa...