Fake articles

Fake video game stories are everywhere

With everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to President Obama expressing concerns over the amount of fake news stories appearing online – and the fact that many people believe them – it’s easy to forget that this sort of misinformation extends beyond…

Amazon launches lawsuit against 1114 fake reviewers

Amazon has started legal action against more than 1100 people for allegedly posting fake reviews on its website. The online retail giant said in its lawsuit, filed in a state court in Seattle on Friday, that the defendants had "tarnishing…

Fake Bloomberg website sends Twitter stock soaring

A fake website set up by a bunch of scammers, designed to imitate the look of legitimate news outlet Bloomberg, has led to a seven percent increase in Twitter's stock value after the fake website published an article relating to…

Some Amazon UK buyers were shipped counterfeit AMD APUs

Amazon – and in turn, some of its shoppers – have apparently fallen victim to a scam involving counterfeit AMD Kaveri APUs. Overclock3D, which was the first to pick up on the matter, noticed that multiple shoppers have left feedback on...

Trend Micro finds nearly 900,000 fake Android apps

A recent study by Japanese security software company Trend Micro has uncovered nearly 900,000 fake Android apps floating around in the wild, designed to fool users into downloading them before stealing user data and aggressively serving ads.

Samsung admits to posting fake user reviews on the web

Officials in Taiwan are investigating claims that Samsung paid people to post favorable reviews about their products online while at the same time offering up negative feedback on rival HTC’s products. The investigation launched after the Fair Trade Commission received…