Category: Phishing

Mobile security, Phishing

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

December 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Hackers are actively exploiting StrandHogg, a newly revealed Android vulnerability, to steal users’ mobile banking credentials and empty their accounts, a Norwegian app security company has warned. “Promon identified the StrandHogg vulnerability after it was informed by an Eastern European […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Google warned 12K+ users targeted by state-sponsored hackers

December 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) revealed that it has detected and blocked attacks carried out by nation-state actors on 12,000 of its users in the third quarter of this year. Over 90 percent of the users identified by Google were […]

Malware, Phishing

Managing the Human Security Factor in the Age of Ransomware

November 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Security analysts have determined that cybercrime cost the global economy $1.5 trillion in 2018. Ransomware, in particular, is estimated to grow by as much as 350 percent over the next year. And while the ransom for a generic ransomware attack […]

Phishing, Vulnerabilities

Black Friday Shoppers Targeted By Scams and Fake Domains

November 26, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Black Friday and Cyber Monday-related scams are nothing new — but researchers warn that this year, they are seeing an uptick in scams using more sophisticated methods to lure users to hand over their payment data. Research released Tuesday by […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Office 365 Admins Targeted in Ongoing Phishing Scam

November 19, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A phishing campaign that uses legitimate organizations’ Office 365 infrastructure to send emails has emerged onto the cyberscam scene. According to Michael Tyler at PhishLabs, cybercriminals are looking to compromise Microsoft Office 365 administrator accounts to send out phishing lures […]


Lateral phishing makes for dangerous waters, here’s how you can avoid getting caught in the net

November 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As companies and consumers have become more aware of phishing, hackers have refined their techniques and are now launching a more advanced form of attack known as lateral phishing. This technique is highly convincing and, consequently, highly effective. Hackers are […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

You’ve Been Served…with Subpoena-Themed Phishing Emails

November 7, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A phishing campaign claiming to deliver emailed subpoenas is targeting insurance and retail companies. According to researchers, the phishing emails are spoofing the UK Ministry of Justice, aiming to capitalize on scare tactics to convince targets to click on an […]


Spear phishing is now the main attack vector for cybercriminals, says Europol

November 6, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Spear phishing is the number one cyber-threat to organizations in the European Union, according to the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), a group of cybersecurity experts set up by Europol to help fight cybercrime. The finding is highlighted in the EC3’s […]

Cloud security, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Ransomware, Mobile Malware Attacks to Surge in 2020

October 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cyber threats like targeted ransomware, mobile malware and sophisticated phishing attacks will escalate in 2020, researchers warn. However, defenses like artificial intelligence (AI), cyber insurance and faster security response will also increase, helping defend companies against imminent threats, according to […]

Email security, Phishing

Phishing attacks are a complex problem that requires layered solutions

October 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Most cyber attacks start with a social engineering attempt and, most often that not, it takes the form of a phishing email. It’s easy to understand the popularity of this attack vector: phishing campaigns are relatively inexpensive (money- and time-wise), […]