Tag: hoax

NSW Police seize laptops in ‘public mischief’ hoax 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Investigate claims of 'swatting'.
 
Analysis: Is the Internet Explorer IQ test a fake? 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 3, 2011 | Comment Now 
Update: The company behind it now says yes.
 
Fresh Facebook virus warning revealed to be a hoax 
 
Opinion: Google's privacy reform is a hoax 
By Egan Orion | Sep 15, 2008 | Comment Now 
After Google announced Monday that it would begin removing Internet addresses from web search records after only nine months instead of its former 18 month retention period, it ...
 
'Browser detention' exposed as hoax 
By Shaun Nichols | Dec 19, 2007 | Comment Now 
The case of an American student given a detention for using the Firefox browser has been exposed as a hoax..
 
Paper admits iThumb hoax 
By Iain Thomson | Aug 14, 2007 | Comment Now 
There are red faces today in the US media after a story that broke over the weekend about a man surgically altering his thumbs for his iPhone was revealed to be a hoax.
 
Hoax email costs Apple US$4bn in six minutes 
By Iain Thomson | May 22, 2007 | Comment Now 
An email published on a blog knocked US$4 billion off Apple's stock market valuation on Friday before it was exposed as a hoax.
 
Microsoft falls for Vista security hoax 
By Tom Sanders | Apr 4, 2007 | Comment Now 
April fools joke fails to catch gullible media.
 
Olympic Torch virus exposed as a hoax  
By William Eazel | Feb 16, 2006 | Comment Now 
Security experts have warned surfers not to fall for a new hoax spreading across the internet, posing as a warning of a non-existent virus.
 
Red Cross warns of hoax UK bomb donation email 
By Vivienne Fisher | Jul 11, 2005 | Comment Now 
The Australian Red Cross has warned people not to respond to a hoax email that pretends to be collecting funds for victims of the London bombings.
 
Email hoax targets federal police 
By Vivienne Fisher | Feb 17, 2004 | Comment Now 
A hoax email has been discovered that claims to be from the federal police, in what authorities believe is the first time a spam site has claimed to come from a law enforcement ...
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