Category: Phishing

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Phishers go after business email credentials by impersonating U.S. DOL

January 19, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Phishers are trying to harvest credentials for Office 365 or other business email accounts by impersonating the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Inky‘s researchers have warned. The ploy? The DOL is ostensibly inviting companies to submit “proposals from qualified contractors […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishers’ favorite brands in Q4 2021

January 18, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

International courier and package delivery company DHL heads the list of most imitated brands by phishers and malware peddlers in Q4 2021, according to Check Point Research. “FedEx also appeared in the top ten list for the first time in […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Everything You Need To Know About Ransomware Attacks and Gangs In 2022

January 3, 2022

Via: Security Intelligence

Ransomware is a lucrative business for criminals. It is paying off, and it is working. According to a recent Trend Micro report, a staggering 84% of US organizations experienced either a phishing or ransomware attack in the last year. The […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Security lessons from 2021 holiday shopping fraud schemes

December 21, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The holiday shopping season sees vast numbers of people flock online to take advantage of mass sales, most notably during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period of late November. Cybercriminals are known to significantly expand their efforts to exploit […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

The life cycle of phishing pages

December 9, 2021

Via: Securelist

Introduction In this study, we analyzed how long phishing pages survive as well as the signs they show when they become inactive. In addition to the general data, we provided a number of options for classifying phishing pages according to […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Hackers using omicron, COVID-19 phishing emails to target universities

December 7, 2021

Via: The Hill

Threat actors are increasingly using phishing emails related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the new omicron variant to target universities and steal login credentials, new research published Tuesday found. According to a report from cybersecurity group Proofpoint, hackers have targeted […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Hackers Increasingly Using RTF Template Injection Technique in Phishing Attacks

December 1, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Three different state-sponsored threat actors aligned with China, India, and Russia have been observed adopting a new method called RTF (aka Rich Text Format) template injection as part of their phishing campaigns to deliver malware to targeted systems. “RTF template […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Small businesses urged to protect their customers from card skimming

November 23, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging small online shops to protect their customers from card skimming cyber criminals. As part of NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence programme, the organization has […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Spear-Phishing Campaign Exploits Glitch Platform to Steal Credentials

November 18, 2021

Via: Threat Post

A long-term spear-phishing campaign is targeting employees of major corporations with emails containing PDFs that link to short-lived Glitch apps hosting credential-harvesting SharePoint phishing pages, researchers have found. Researchers from DomainTools discovered the suspicious PDFs – which themselves do not […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishing Scam Aims to Hijack TikTok ‘Influencer’ Accounts

November 17, 2021

Via: Threat Post

A recently discovered phishing scam tried to takeover more than 125 high-profile user accounts on TikTok. Researchers said the campaign marks one of the first major attacks on “influencers” found on the TikTok social-media platform. Researchers at cloud email security […]