Category: Phishing

Cyber-crime, Phishing

645,000 people warned their personal health data at risk after phishing attack

June 19, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has started notifying more than 600,000 people that their personal details have been put at risk after staff were tricked into granting hackers access millions of emails. According to the agency, the security […]


A Spate of University Breaches Highlight Email Threats in Higher Ed

June 18, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Oregon State University announced Friday that hackers potentially made off with 636 student records and family records of students containing personally identifiable information (PII), after a successful email attack in early May. This comes on the heels of email-based breaches […]

Malware, Phishing

Criminals are selling hacking services targeting world’s biggest companies

June 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A new study – undertaken by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and underwritten by Bromium – provides details of first-hand intelligence gathered from covert discussions with dark net vendors, alongside analysis by a […]

Malware, Phishing

HawkEye Malware Operators Renew Attacks on Business Users

May 27, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

IBM X-Force researchers report an increase in HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns targeting businesses around the world. In campaigns observed by X-Force in April and May 2019, the HawkEye malware focused on targeting business users, aiming to infect them with […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

How effective are login challenges at preventing Google account takeovers?

May 21, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Despite implementation bugs that might affect the security of physical security keys, they are the strongest protection against phishing currently available, Google maintains. On-device prompts and SMS codes are also extremely successful at blocking account hijacking attacks effected via automated […]

Email security, Malware, Phishing

The lurking danger of hacked email reply chains

May 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Although phishing has been around in various forms since the 1990s, recent news has shown that it continues to evolve – and remains a major threat. These days, phishing tactics are so sophisticated it can be difficult to spot a […]

Email security, Phishing, Security

Cybercriminals are becoming more methodical and adaptive

April 26, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cybercriminals are deviating towards a more focused approach against targets by using better obfuscation techniques and improved social engineering skills as organizations improve in areas such as time to detection and response to threats, according to Trustwave. The 2019 Trustwave […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Which employees receive the most highly targeted email-borne threats?

April 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Workers in R&D/Engineering are the most heavily targeted group of employees within organizations, a new Proofpoint report says, and lower-level employees are at a higher risk of email-borne cyber threats than higher-level management roles and executives. Who is being attacked? […]


Google to Block Logins From Embedded Browsers to Prevent Phishing

April 22, 2019

Via: Security Week

Google announced that it will soon block login attempts from embedded browser frameworks in an effort to prevent man-in-the-middle (MitM) phishing attacks. The tech giant says phishing attacks that involve traffic interception are difficult to detect when an embedded browser […]

Malware, Phishing

Bad security hygiene still a major risk for enterprise IT networks

April 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Unpatched vulnerabilities, along with growing network and application complexity pose an ongoing security risk which could threaten the security of enterprise IT networks. Analyzing the biggest security findings over the past year, Keysight has released the third annual security report […]