What happens if you engage with a Facebook scammer?

A random "friend" on Facebook said I won $500,000. Here's what happened. Wow! I've won a half-million dollars. At this point, any normal person would block this scammer, but I decided to reel him in. At this point, suddenly the entire Messenger session disappeared. I checked the account's profile, and it was deleted. I figured that was the end of it, and started to make lunch. A couple minutes later, I start receiving texts on my cell phone. Okay, game on. We are going to a new level. I've got his phone number now. It turns out to be a Google Voice number, but that gives me an idea. Maybe I can mix things up a little if I start texting him out of the blue from a different number and pretend to be someone named "Bob". First, let's establish communication again, then go quiet for a while. Texting as…

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Massive Cryptomining Campaign Targeting WordPress Sites

This malware attacks your website, then converts your electric bill and CPU cycles directly into cash. Secure web hosting is a full-time job. It's constant learning curve adapting to new attacks.¬†From the article at¬†wordfence.com: To summarize, the attacker is leveraging sophisticated malware to control compromised WordPress servers remotely. The servers are being used to both attack other WordPress sites and to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency that can be efficiently mined using web server hardware. We discovered evidence showing that the attacker has earned almost $100,000 from mining already, and likely quite a lot more.  


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