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Category: Phishing


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Google took down 2.3 billion bad ads in 2018, including 58.8M phishing ads

March 18, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google revealed that it took down 2.3 billion bad ads in 2018, including 58.8 million phishing ads for violation of its policies. Google introduced 31 new ads policies in 2018, aiming at protecting users from scams and other fraudulent activities […]


Phishing, Spam

ThreatList: Phishing Attacks Doubled in 2018

March 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Scammers used both older, tested-and-true phishing tactics in 2018 – but also newer tricks, such as fresh distribution methods, according to a new report. Phishing attempts more than doubled in 2018, as bad actors sought to trick victims into handing […]


Phishing, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Researchers expose massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns with 250 million downloads

March 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Check Point Research has uncovered two massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns, which have already had over 250 million downloads combined globally. Both target mobiles using Android, and exploit the mobile app development supply chain to infect devices and […]


Phishing

Businesses need to rethink security priorities due to shifting trends

March 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

One shift in attacks that businesses should be aware of is the rapid growth of cryptocurrency mining, which increased 237 percent, according to the 2018 Security Roundup Report by Trend Micro. Overall, attacks that capitalize on the human desire to […]


Malware, Phishing

Enterprises are blind to over half of malware sent to their employees

March 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As the use of SSL grows to the point where it’s the standard protocol, cybercriminals are increasingly using encryption to conceal and launch attacks. This has become possible because SSL certificates, which used to be difficult to obtain, are now […]


Network security, Phishing

When Combating Emerging Social Media At’tacks, Don’t Try to Swim Against the Current

February 27, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

The greatest threats to the enterprise are often those that use social engineering to extract information or data from employees. For threat actors, this tactic rarely requires any technical know-how, so the barrier to entry is low. To make matters […]


Malware, Phishing

Phishing Scam Cloaks Malware With Fake Google reCAPTCHA

February 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A recently-discovered phishing scam was found peddling malware, using a new technique to mask its malicious landing page: A fake Google reCAPTCHA system. The campaign targeted a Polish bank and its users with emails, said researchers with Sucuri. These emails […]


Email security, Malware, Phishing

Accidental data breaches are often compounded by a failure to encrypt

February 25, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

83 percent of security professionals believe that employees have accidentally exposed customer or business sensitive data at their organization. Accidental data breaches are often compounded by an organizational failure to encrypt data prior to it being shared – both internally […]


Email security, Phishing

Attack Campaign Experiments with Rapid Changes in Email Lure Content

February 22, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

It’s like polymorphic behavior – only the changes are in the email lures themselves, with randomized changes to headers, subject lines, and body content. A new email Trojan campaign spotted by security researchers has added another twist in evasive attacker […]


Email security, Phishing

Phishers’ new trick for bypassing email URL filters

February 20, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Phishers have come up with another trick to make Office documents carrying malicious links undetectable by many e-mail security services: they delete the links from the document’s relationship file (xml.rels). The trick has been spotted being used in a email […]