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Category: Phishing


Phishing, Spam

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

May 23, 2018

Via: Securelist

Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many public figures supporting the Delete Facebook campaign. As a result, Zuckerberg promised to get […]


Phishing, Vulnerabilities

GDPR Phishing Scam Targets Apple Accounts, Financial Data

May 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A phishing campaign targeting Apple users is attempting to trick victims into updating their profiles under the guise it’s a part of proactive security hardening prepping for the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies set to go into […]


Phishing

Phishing Attack Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication

May 11, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Hacker Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a phishing attack designed to abuse multi-factor authentication and take over targets’ accounts. Businesses and consumers around the world are encouraged to adopt two-factor authentication as a means of strengthening login security. But 2FA isn’t ironclad: […]


Email security, Phishing, Spam

Phishers Use New Method to Bypass Office 365 Safe Links

May 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

Cybercriminals have been using a new method to ensure that the URLs included in their phishing emails bypass the Safe Links security feature in Office 365, cloud security company Avanan revealed on Tuesday. Safe Links, offered as part of Microsoft’s […]


Email security, Phishing

Several White House domains lack anti-phishing tool: research

April 5, 2018

Via: The Hill

More than half of the email domains managed by the White House’s Executive Office of the President (EOP) have not yet implemented an email security tool designed to protect users from phishing attacks, according to new research. The Department of […]


Email security, Phishing

Fraud Campaign Targets Accounts Payable Contacts at Fortune 500 Firms

February 23, 2018

Via: Security Week

A new business email compromise (BEC) campaign is targeting accounts payable personnel at Fortune 500 companies in an attempt to trick victims into initiating fraudulent wire transactions to attacker-controlled accounts, IBM warns. As part of BEC scams, attackers take over […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing

BEC scammers actively targeting Fortune 500 companies

February 22, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Nigerian scammers are targeting Fortune 500 companies, and have already stolen millions of dollars from some of them, IBM Security researchers have found. Their strategy is well known: they take over or impersonate a trusted user’s email account to target […]


Phishing

Phishing Pages Hidden in well-known Directory

January 30, 2018

Via: Security Week

UK-based cybercrime disruption services provider Netcraft has spotted thousands of phishing pages placed by cybercriminals in special directories that are present on millions of websites. In the past month, the company spotted more than 400 new phishing websites hosted in […]


Cloud security, Phishing

Six Major Data Breach Trends From 2017

January 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

It seems like the moment the security industry collectively comes to grips with the latest publicly disclosed data breach, another bigger and badder security incident surfaces to shake it up, prompting many enterprises to worry if the same could happen […]


Email security, Malware, Phishing

Facebook Launches New Anti-Phishing Feature

December 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

Facebook announced on Wednesday the introduction of a new security feature designed to help users check if the emails they receive are legitimate or if they have been sent by cybercriminals. When it detects a suspicious login attempt or a […]