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Category: Phishing


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

September 9, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The biggest security trend for 2020 has been the increase of COVID-19-related phishing and other attacks targeting remote workers. New York City, for example, has gone from having to protect 80,000 endpoints to around 750,000 endpoints in its threat management […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Phishing scam targets Lloyds Bank customers

September 4, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Customers of Lloyds Bank are being targeted by a phishing scam that is currently hitting email and text message inboxes. Legal firm Griffin Law has alerted people to the scam after being made aware of about 100 people who have […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Iranian Hackers Target Academic Researcher via WhatsApp, LinkedIn

August 28, 2020

Via: Security Week

Active since at least 2011, the adversary is also tracked as Ajax Security Team, APT35, ITG18, NewsBeef, Newscaster, and Phosphorus, and was previously observed targeting a U.S. presidential candidate, media organizations, government officials, and prominent expatriate Iranians, using an updated […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Revamped Qbot Trojan Packs New Punch: Hijacks Email Threads

August 27, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Attacks attributed to the Qbot trojan, known as the “Swiss Army knife” of malware, are on the uptick with a reported 100,000 recent infections, according to researchers. Qbot, an ever-evolving information-stealing trojan that’s been around since 2008, has shifted tactics […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

FBI Warns of Rise in Online Shopping Scams

August 4, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The FBI’s latest Public Service Announcement warns Internet users about a surge in online shopping scams. According to complaints received by the bureau, more and more online shoppers are being directed to fraudulent websites via social media and online search […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

6 Ransomware Trends You Should Watch for in 2020

August 4, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

A ransomware infection can have a significant financial impact on an organization. American digital security and data backup firm Datto found that ransomware is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. Part of that financial impact results from downtime […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Twitter confirms it was hit by targeted spearphishing attack

July 31, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Twitter’s investigation into a serious cyber attack that took place earlier in July 2020 has found that cyber criminals gained access to its systems through a well-planned and carefully targeted social engineering spearphishing attack on Twitter’s own employees. The attack […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Credit card fraud: What you need to know now

July 30, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Payment cards make purchasing convenient not only for consumers and businesses, but for fraudsters, too. Global fraud losses from payment cards in 2018 reached $27.85 billion, according to the latest numbers from The Nilson Report, a card and mobile payments […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

A Third of Internet Users Are Actively Targeted by COVID-19 Fraud

July 24, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

32% of consumers say they have been targeted by digital fraud related to COVID-19, with phishing emerging as the world’s top digital fraud scheme related to the pandemic, according to TransUnion, the US consumer credit reporting agency. TransUnion aggregates information […]


Cloud security, Cyber-crime, Phishing, Security

Leak Exposes Private Data of Genealogy Service Users

July 22, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A server containing information of users of a genealogy service has exposed the data of 60,000 users, putting them at risk for fraud, phishing and other cybercriminal activity. Research led by Avishai Efrat at WizCase has discovered the leak, which […]