Category: Phishing

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Attackers Use SMS Phishing to Steal Credentials and Install Emotet Malware

February 24, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Researchers have discovered a new SMS phishing campaign targeting mobile numbers in the United States aiming to steal online banking credentials and install the Emotet malware wherever possible. SMS phishing campaigns, also known as smishing, follows a straightforward recipe. Victims […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Official: Puerto Rico Govt Loses $2.6M in Phishing Scam

February 14, 2020

Via: Security Week

The finance director of the island’s Industrial Development Company, Rubén Rivera, said in a complaint filed to police Wednesday that the agency sent the money to a fraudulent account. Rivera said the government agency transferred the money on Jan. 17 […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

The 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks

February 11, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

PayPal remains the top brand impersonated in phishing attacks for the second quarter in a row, with Facebook taking the #2 spot and Microsoft coming in third, according to Vade Secure. Leveraging data from more than 600 million protected mailboxes […]

Cyber-crime, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Phishing Campaign Targets 250 Android Apps with Anubis Malware

February 7, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new phishing campaign is attempting to deliver sophisticated malware that can completely hijack an Android mobile device to steal user credentials, install a keylogger and even hold a device’s data for ransom. The attacks are designed for mobile inboxes […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishers impersonate WHO, exploit coronavirus-related anxiety

February 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Media outlets are reporting daily on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and the emergency repatriation of foreign citizens that found themselves in the thick of it. As cases of the virus infection keep popping up across the world – demonstrating […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

US Agency Hit With N. Korean-Themed Phishing: Report

January 27, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

A spear-phishing campaign targeted a U.S. government agency for several months last year using emails with content about North Korea geopolitics as a lure, according to an analysis from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42. The campaign, which the researchers dubbed […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

FBI Warns: Beware of Spoofed Job Application Portals

January 23, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued an alert warning that fraudsters are using spoofed job application portals and websites to steal personal information, including payment card details, from would-be applicants. Scams that target job applicants in the U.S. […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

China and US top user data requests in Apple transparency report

January 21, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Governments in the US and China are at the front of the line when it comes to knocking on Apple’s door to request user data relating to fraud/phishing, according to the company’s latest transparency report. Like any tech company that […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

A quarter of users will fall for basic phishing attacks

January 16, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Slightly more than a quarter of people will fall for a phishing scam that claims to be an urgent message prompting them to change a password, according to statistics gathered by cyber security testing and training firm KnowBe4, which specialises […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains. Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff […]