Category: Phishing

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Attackers Impersonate DoT in Two-Day Phishing Scam

September 15, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Threat actors impersonated the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in a two-day phishing campaign that used a combination of tactics – including creating new domains that mimic federal sites so as to appear to be legitimate – to evade security […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

This phishing kit is wreaking havoc on thousands of victims

September 14, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a phishing kit that’s being used by different threat actors to scam people around the world. Researchers at vpnMentor chanced upon two different campaigns that used slightly altered versions of the phishing kit, to target people […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Phishing attempts: Employees can be the first line of defense

September 10, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

33% of emails employees report as phishing attempts are either malicious or highly suspect, according to new research. The finding comes from an analysis of emails reported by employees from organizations across the globe during the first half of 2021, […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

When a scammer calls: 3 strategies to protect customers from call spoofing

September 9, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

One of the first internet memes was born when The New Yorker published the now iconic cartoon captioned, “On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog.” Today we might update that to: “On the phone, no one knows you’re […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Researchers pinpoint ransomware gangs’ ideal enterprise victims

September 8, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Researchers with threat intelligence company KELA have recently analyzed 48 active threads on underground (dark web) marketplaces made by threat actors looking to buy access to organizations’ systems, assets and networks, and have found that at least 40% of the […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Ransomware gangs target organizations during holidays and weekends

September 2, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware gangs may take advantage of upcoming holidays and weekends to hit US organizations, the FBI and the CISA have warned. They don’t have any specific threat reporting indicating a cyberattack will occur over the upcoming Labor Day holiday, they […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Increase in credential phishing and brute force attacks causing financial and reputational damage

August 31, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Abnormal Security released a report which examines the escalating adverse impact of socially-engineered and never-seen-before email attacks, and other advanced email threats—both financial and reputational—to organizations worldwide. The report surveyed advanced email attacks across eight major industry sectors, including retail […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

City Sends 15% of Annual Budget to Cybercriminals

August 26, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

Peterborough, New Hampshire—a small town of 6,000 residents—just experienced a devastating cyberattack, which resulted in taxpayer money amounting to $2.3 million being transferred to foreign internet scam artists. That is approximately 15% of the town’s annual budget. Adding a wrench […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Gaming-related cyberthreats in 2020 and 2021

August 23, 2021

Via: Securelist

The video game industry is soaring, not in the least thanks to the lockdowns, which forced people to look for new ways to entertain themselves and socialize. Even with things going back to normal, gaming is expected to have a […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishing attacks increase in H1 2021, sharp jump in crypto attacks

August 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Overall, the first half of 2021 shows a 22 percent increase in the volume of phishing attacks over the same time period last year, PhishLabs reveals. Notably, however, phishing volume in June dipped dramatically for the first time in six […]