Category: Phishing

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 […]


Five cyber risks that will define 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

2019 was a bad year for data security. By virtually every metric, it was the worst ever. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average cost of a data breach reached $3.92 million, the […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Crooks use Star Wars saga as bait in Phishing and malware attacks

January 2, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Cybercriminals leverage popular movies like Star Wars to lure users into downloading malware to watch exclusive scenes or the full movie. Experts at Kaspersky have analyzed some threats that exploit the new Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker as […]

Email security, Phishing

Hackers go phishing for the holidays

December 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s busy – at work and at home. That includes cybercriminals, too. In fact, the holiday season is when busy, distracted people tend to be especially vulnerable to phishing attacks. Just one click on […]

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 […]