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Category: Phishing


Cyber-crime, Phishing

More than half of Canadians admit to have been a victim of cybercriminals

July 10, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The pandemic impacted more than just our way of living. As the world slowly adapted to social distancing and a work-from-home environment, our view on digital privacy and cybersecurity has emerged as a leading challenge. With much of our daily […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

FakeSpy Android Malware Spread Via ‘Postal-Service’ Apps

July 2, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Android mobile device users are being targeted in a new SMS phishing campaign that’s spreading the FakeSpy infostealer. The malware, which is disguised as legitimate global postal-service apps, steals SMS messages, financial data and more from the victims’ devices. The […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

BofA Phish Gets Around DMARC, Other Email Protections

June 18, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A credential-phishing attempt that relies on impersonating Bank of America has emerged in the U.S. this month, with emails that get around secure gateway protections and heavy-hitting protections like DMARC. The campaign involves emails that ask recipients to update their […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Check Point uncovers targeted Microsoft Office 365 phishing campaign

June 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Check Point has discovered a sophisticated campaign of phishing attacks incorporating household names to gain a foothold on corporate networks and harvest login credentials stored on Microsoft Office 365 accounts. Cyber criminals hijacked an Oxford University email server to bombard […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

Extended Tax Season in the US Spurs Additional Concerns for Identity Theft and Tax-Related Fraud

June 17, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Fraudsters often stay ahead of the game, using every trick in the book to catch citizens off guard and steal millions of dollars in hard-earned money, and personal information each year. Although scammers are a year-round threat, the extended tax […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Employment Scams Are On The Rise. Here’s What To Look Out For

June 10, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Nearly 39 million Americans have lost their jobs since the COVID-19 crisis struck the nation three months ago. With this unprecedented level of unemployment, fraudsters have set up shop on job-seeking websites. Falling victim to a job scam has never […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

June 8, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are warning of an ongoing phishing attack that’s targeting the credentials of more than 100 high-profile executives at a German multinational corporation that’s tasked with procuring coronavirus medical gear for Germany. The company, left unnamed by researchers, is part […]


Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Enterprise Mobile Phishing Attacks Skyrocket Amidst Pandemic

June 3, 2020

Via: Threat Post

The rate of mobile phishing rose sharply between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, a boost most likely due to the increased number of people working from home due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, new research […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Android ‘StrandHogg 2.0’ flaw lets malware assume identity of any app

May 28, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Researchers have publicised a critical security flaw in Android which could be used by attackers to “assume the identity” of legitimate apps in order to carry out on-device phishing attacks. Discovered by Norwegian company Promon, the bug is called ‘StrandHogg […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

How Abnormal Security combats business email compromise

May 22, 2020

Via: CSO Online

When looking at all the different ways that hackers can threaten networks and enterprises, flashy incidents like ransomware scams often come to mind. But a relatively new kind of attack called business email compromise (BEC) has taken the lead in […]