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Crooks cash in on iPad frenzy

Crooks cash in on iPad frenzy

Hackers and scammers are cashing in on iPad fever by luring the curious to booby-trapped websites with false promises of information about Apple's new tablet computer.
"Even before the first user could buy the latest and upcoming Apple technology, the iPad, cybercriminals are already making profit from its popularity," said Carolyn Guevarra of computer security firm Trend Micro.
Speculation and anticipation regarding Apple's latest creation built in the months prior to the iPad unveiling, only to be replaced afterward by intense online debate about the device's strengths and weaknesses.
"Sadly, this is just the kind of opportunity fraudsters like to exploit by poisoning search terms," Symantec security expert Candid Wueest told reporter on Friday.


Updated : 2021-08-01 15:59 GMT+08:00