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Category: Phishing


Email security, Phishing

Email security predictions: What we can expect in 2019

January 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

2018 shed a lot of light on how expensive successful phishing attacks can be, with the FBI reporting in July well over $12B in financial losses due to business email compromise and Anthem reaching a $16M settlement in October due […]


Phishing, Vulnerabilities

Shipping Firms Speared with Targeted ‘Whaling’ Attacks

January 9, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Bad actors are imitating high-level executives in the shipping industry to launch BEC attacks that could lead to credential theft or worse – system compromise. Scammers are honing in on the shipping industry, using “whaling,” a.k.a. business email compromise (BEC) […]


Phishing

FTC Warns of Netflix Phishing Scam Making Rounds

December 28, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a new phishing scam reeling in Netflix customers and stealing their payment information. According to a post published by the FTC, Wednesday, the spotted scam purports to be an email from Netflix. […]


Phishing

Office 365, Outlook Credentials Most Targeted by Phishing Kits

December 21, 2018

Via: Security Week

Phishing attacks have become more targeted and sophisticated and also show a focus on enterprises, cloud-based Internet security services provider Cyren says. After analyzing 2,025 phishing kits during the second half of the year, Cyren’s security researchers were able to […]


Malware, Phishing, Vulnerabilities

IBM X-Force Security Predictions for the 2019 Cybercrime Threat Landscape

December 20, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Taking a look back at 2018, it amazes me that the cybercrime threat landscape continues to top itself year after year. Over the past year, we’ve seen historic breaches, the discovery of large-scale vulnerabilities, the emergence of the trust economy […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Very trivial Spotify phishing campaign uncovered by experts

November 26, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers at AppRiver uncovered a very trivial phishing campaign targeting the streaming service Spotify, anyway, it is important to share info about it. Security researchers at AppRiver uncovered a phishing campaign targeting the popular streaming service Spotify. The phishing campaign […]


Email security, Phishing

Cyber group releases tool to track use of email security protocol

November 20, 2018

Via: The Hill

A cybersecurity group has released a new tool to help companies track if they’ve implemented domain-based message authentication, reporting and conformance (DMARC), a security tool aimed at preventing fake or “spoof” emails being sent from legitimate accounts. The Global Cyber […]


Phishing

Russian hacking group ‘Cozy Bear’ likely responsible for phishing campaign, US security firm says

November 20, 2018

Via: The Hill

A U.S. security firm on Monday said a Russian hacker group is likely responsible for a phishing campaign that used emails to impersonate a State Department employee. FireEye researchers tied the spear phishing campaign to APT29, a group often referred […]


Phishing

Don’t fall for fake NEO, Tether and MetaMask cryptocurrency wallets on Google Play

November 15, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Fake cryptocurrency wallets continue to creep their way into Google’s application store for Android aficionados, as one researcher has recently discovered. Using his personal website, independent researcher Lukas Stefanko sounds the alarm over four new fake cryptocurrency wallets that trick […]


Phishing

Nation-State Phishing: A Country-Sized Catch

October 30, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Sophisticated nation-state groups now integrate phishing as a core component of their statecraft. Thanks to the traditional role of phishing in widespread email scams, there is a general tendency to equate it with clearly fraudulent and obnoxiously implausible emails. While […]