Tag: Phishing

Cyber-crime, Phishing

“Look what I found here” phish targets Facebook users

May 17, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Facebook-themed messages are a frequent source of bogus links from both spam and compromised accounts. Whether you receive the messages via SMS, the Messenger app, or just inside regular web chat, it pays to be careful. A wide variety of […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

HTML attachments in phishing e-mails

May 16, 2022

Via: Securelist

The use of embedded HTML documents in phishing e-mails is a standard technique employed by cybercriminals. It does away with the need to put links in the e-mail body, which antispam engines and e-mail antiviruses usually detect with ease. HTML […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Novel Phishing Trick Uses Weird Links to Bypass Spam Filters

May 11, 2022

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a never-before-seen method for sneaking malicious links into email inboxes. The clever trick takes advantage of a key difference in how email inboxes and browsers read URLs, according a Monday report by Perception Point. The attacker crafted […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Ukraine War Themed Files Become the Lure of Choice for a Wide Range of Hackers

May 4, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A growing number of threat actors are using the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war as a lure in various phishing and malware campaigns, even as critical infrastructure entities continue to be heavily targeted. “Government-backed actors from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

California Man Convicted for Stealing Millions From DoD via Phishing Scheme

May 3, 2022

Via: Security Week

The man, Sercan Oyuntur, 40, of Northridge, California, was convicted on six counts, including conspiracy to commit wire, mail and bank fraud, the use of an unauthorized access device to commit fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Documents presented in court […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Rogue ads phishing for cryptocurrency: Are you secure?

April 26, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Bad ads are at it again. Rogue Google ads caused no end of misery for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, costing them roughly $4.31 million between the 12th and the 21st of April. This is an astonishing slice of cryptocurrency cash to lose […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Critical Bug in Everscale Wallet Could’ve Let Attackers Steal Cryptocurrencies

April 25, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A security vulnerability has been disclosed in the web version of the Ever Surf wallet that, if successfully weaponized, could allow an attacker to gain full control over a victim’s wallet. “By exploiting the vulnerability, it’s possible to decrypt the […]

Mobile, Mobile security

ForgeRock Authenticator App reduces the number of steps users must take to authenticate

April 22, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

ForgeRock released its next-generation Authenticator App. The redesigned app offers a quicker and simpler login process and provides improved navigation, in addition to new biometric lock options to suit a user’s security needs without diminishing their experience. The app integrates […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Beware of fake Twitter philanthropists offering to put $750 into your Cash App account

April 21, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Twitter philanthropists are a controversial emergence on the social media platform. In essence, Twitter-based philanthropy is about incredibly rich people helping out those who need it. The help is random, and often focused around performing a task like listening to […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

FBI Warns of ‘Reverse’ Instant Payments Phishing Schemes

April 18, 2022

Via: Security Week

As part of these attacks, the cybercriminals target users of digital payment applications with fake text messages pretending to be from legitimate financial institutions, asking customers to verify they has initiated instant money transfers. “Cybercriminals are targeting victims with a […]