Phishing Campaigns Spoof Government Agencies: Report

Data Breach Today

Proofpoint Research Points to More Sophisticated Techniques A newly discovered hacking group is using an array of sophisticated spoofing and social engineering techniques to imitate government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, in an effort to plant malware in victims' devices and networks via phishing campaigns, according to new research from Proofpoint

Large phishing campaign targets EMEA and APAC governments

Security Affairs

Security researchers uncovered a large phishing campaign targeting multiple government departments in APAC and EMEA countries. . Researchers from cybersecurity firm Cyjax uncovered a large phishing campaign targeting multiple government departments in APAC and EMEA countries. .

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Data Breach Culprits: Phishing and Ransomware Dominate

Data Breach Today

Meanwhile, Breaches Involving Military Secrets and CCTV Footage Beset UK Government Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports.

FBI: COVID-19-Themed Phishing Spreads Netwalker Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Attacks Target Government Agencies and a Variety of Others The FBI is warning that attacks using a ransomware variant called Netwalker have increased since June, targeting government organizations, educational entities, healthcare firms and private companies in the U.S.

Salesforce Email Service Used for Phishing Campaign

eSecurity Planet

Cybercriminals are using Salesforce’s mass email service to dupe people into handing over credit card numbers, credentials and other personal information in a novel phishing campaign that highlights the threats to corporate networks that can come from whitelisted email addresses.

US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice

Krebs on Security

government Web sites now carry a message prominently at the top of their home pages meant to help visitors better distinguish between official U.S. government properties and phishing pages. government. A Little Sunshine John LaCour OMB phishing PhishLabs U.S.

Espionage Is Goal of Iranian Phishing Campaign

Data Breach Today

Researchers: Hackers Exploit Remote Admin Tools Hackers with suspected ties to Iran are continuing to wage a cyberespionage campaign against government agencies, academia and tourism organizations based in the Middle East and nearby, according to a report by Trend Micro

Phishing Campaigns Leverage Latest COVID-19 Themes

Data Breach Today

and other nations adopting economic stimulus packages as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are now using the promise of government checks as phishing lures to spread banking Trojans, according to a pair of new security research reports

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

Krebs on Security

authorities today announced criminal charges and financial sanctions against two Russian men accused of stealing nearly $17 million worth of virtual currencies in a series of phishing attacks throughout 2017 and 2018 that spoofed websites for some of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Coronavirus ‘Financial Relief’ Phishing Attacks Spike

Threatpost

A spate of phishing attacks have promised financial relief due to the coronavirus pandemic - but in reality swiped victims' credentials, payment card data and more.

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for October 2021

IT Governance

Welcome to our monthly review of phishing scams, in which we examine the latest campaigns and the tactics being used by cyber criminals to fool you into handing over your information. Thousands of Coinbase users lose funds in phishing attack. Catches of the Month phishing

What is angler phishing?

IT Governance

But all that activity has made social media a breeding ground for a new form of cyber attack known as angler phishing. What is angler phishing? Angler phishing is a specific type of phishing attack that exists on social media. Unlike traditional phishing, which involves emails spoofing legitimate organisations , angler phishing attacks are launched using bogus corporate social media accounts. Phishing email protection.

Chinese APT Debuts Sepulcher Malware in Spear-Phishing Attacks

Threatpost

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Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

Threatpost

More than 100 executives at a multinational company that's part of a German task force for creating coronavirus protective gear, were targeted in an ongoing phishing attack. Government Web Security coronavirus Credentials German task force Microsoft phishing attack PPE Yandex

Phish of GoDaddy Employee Jeopardized Escrow.com, Among Others

Krebs on Security

A spear-phishing attack this week hooked a customer service employee at GoDaddy.com , the world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. 49 (that domain is hobbled here because it is currently flagged as hosting a phishing site).

'Silent Librarian' Revamps Phishing Campaign: Proofpoint

Data Breach Today

Iranian-Backed Hacking Group Targeting Research Universities "Silent Librarian," a hacking group with apparent ties to the Iranian government, is continuing to revamp and refine its phishing techniques as it targets research universities in the U.S.

Russia behind a massive spear-phishing campaign that hit Ukraine

Security Affairs

Ukraine warned of a “massive” spear-phishing campaign carried out by Russia-linked threat actors against its government and private businesses. This is the third massive spear-phishing campaign that the Ukrainian government attributed to Russia-linked threat actors this year.

US Agency Hit With N. Korean-Themed Phishing: Report

Data Breach Today

Researchers Suspect Konni APT Group Involved A spear-phishing campaign targeted a U.S. government agency for several months last year using emails with content about North Korea geopolitics as a lure, according to an analysis from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42

Microsoft details new sophisticated spear-phishing attacks from NOBELIUM

Security Affairs

NOBELIUM focuses on government organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), think tanks, military, IT service providers, health technology and research, and telecommunications providers.

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for August 2021

IT Governance

Welcome to August’s review of phishing scams, in which we look at criminals’ latest tactics and provide examples of successful frauds. Microsoft issues alert about “crafty” phishing scams. Test your employees’ ability to detect a scam with our simulated phishing attack.

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for September 2021

IT Governance

Welcome to September’s review of phishing scams, in which we look at criminals’ latest tactics and provide examples of successful frauds. This month, we review a pair of phishing campaigns centred on sex-related offences. Indeed, this particular phishing scam is proving successful.

Templates Make Coronavirus Phishing Campaigns Easy

Dark Reading

Ready-made website templates make it simple for criminals to create fake government and NGO websites for COVID-19-related phishing campaigns

Phishing Attack Used Box to Land in Victim Inboxes

Dark Reading

A phishing attack targeting government and security organizations used a legitimate Box page with Microsoft 365 branding to trick victims

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for November 2021

IT Governance

Welcome to our November review of phishing scams, in which we examine the latest campaigns and the tactics being used by cyber criminals to fool you into handing over your information. Phishing attacks are harder to spot on your smartphone.

SHARED INTEL: Microsoft discloses how the Nobelium hacking ring engages in routine phishing

The Last Watchdog

And yet, for all of its sophistication, Nobelium also engages in routine phishing campaigns to get a foothold in targeted organizations. Microsoft said it notified the targeted 150 organizations, which included “IT companies (57%), followed by government (20%), and smaller percentages for non-governmental organizations and think tanks, as well as financial services.”

Lazarus Group Uses Spear Phishing to Steal Cryptocurrency

Data Breach Today

F-Secure: North Korean Group Targeted Employee at Cryptocurrency Exchange The Lazarus Group, which has ties to the North Korean government, recently targeted an employee of a cryptocurrency exchange with a fake job offer in order to plant malware and steal virtual currency, according to F-Secure

Nigerian Man Charged in Phishing Scam Targeting US Agencies

Data Breach Today

Enters Not Guilty Plea in Alleged $1 Million Scheme A Nigerian man charged with helping to run a $1 million phishing scheme that targeted the Government Services Administration and other agencies has been extradited to the U.S., where he has pleaded not guilty to a wire fraud charge, according to the Justice Department

Gmail blocked 18 Million phishing and malware emails using COVID-19 lures in a week

Security Affairs

Google says that the Gmail malware scanners have blocked around 18 million phishing and malware emails using COVID-19 lures in just one week. “Every day, Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing emails. of spam, phishing, and malware from reaching our users.”

4 eye-opening facts about phishing

IT Governance

You probably know what phishing is. But are you aware of how extensive phishing is? The cyber security company Webroot has identified four facts about how phishing works that might make you see the threat in a new light. Phishing sites have a lifecycle of about 15 hours. In order to reduce the chances of being detected and blocked, scammers are constantly creating new phishing sites and deactivating old ones. About 400,000 phishing sites are created each month.

Transparent Tribe Mounts Ongoing Spy Campaign on Military, Government

Threatpost

Government Malware Vulnerabilities apt crimson RAT Cyberattacks cyberespionage data theft military targets Spear Phishing spy campaign transparent tribe usbwormThe group has added a management console and a USB worming function to its main malware, Crimson RAT.

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for July 2021

IT Governance

Welcome to July’s review of phishing scams, in which we look at criminals’ latest tactics and provide examples of successful frauds. Test your employees’ ability to detect a scam with our simulated phishing attack. Healthcare facilities targeted by phishing scams.

5 ways to detect a phishing email – with examples

IT Governance

Phishing is one of the most longstanding and dangerous methods of cyber crime. Despite what people think they know about phishing, they consistently fall victim. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report , 32% of all cyber attacks involved phishing. In this blog, we use real-life examples to demonstrate five clues to help you spot phishing scams. Your inbox displays a name, like ‘IT Governance’, and the subject line. Cyber Security phishing

The effects of phishing awareness training wear off over time

IT Governance

Employees forget the guidance given on phishing training courses within six months, new research has revealed. The researchers studied hundreds of employees , splitting them into groups and providing them with phishing awareness training at various intervals. Phishing

Phishing Exposed Medicaid Details for 30,000 Floridians

Data Breach Today

No Misuse of Exposed Data Has Been Reported - Yet Personal details for 30,000 Medicaid recipients in Florida may have been exposed after a government employee fell victim to a phishing attack, state officials warn. The information could potentially be used to file false Medicaid claims

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for February 2021

IT Governance

Cyber criminals have had constant success with coronavirus-related phishing scams, but their most recent campaign is the most dangerous we’ve seen. Phishing scam uses COVID-19 vaccination as bait.

Phishing attacks: 6 reasons why we keep taking the bait

IT Governance

Phishing attacks are a persistent threat to businesses. A staggering 90% of breaches involve phishing, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Digest. And these attacks are on the rise – Proofpoint’s 2019 State of the Phish Report reveals that 83% of survey respondents experienced phishing attacks in 2018. But what makes phishing attacks so successful? Phishing tools are low-cost and widespread . Protect your organisation against phishing.

Targeted Phishing Attacks Successfully Hacked Top Executives At 150+ Companies via The Hacker News

IG Guru

The post Targeted Phishing Attacks Successfully Hacked Top Executives At 150+ Companies via The Hacker News appeared first on IG GURU. Check out this story here.

Nation-State Phishing: A Country-Sized Catch

Threatpost

Sophisticated nation-state groups now integrate phishing as a core component of their statecraft. Critical Infrastructure Government Hacks InfoSec Insider Web Security andrea little limbago election interference email scame infosec insider nation state Phishing sophisticated tactics State sponsored

Padlocks, Phishing and Privacy; The Value Proposition of a VPN

Troy Hunt

As I started delving back through my own writing over the years, the picture became much clearer and it really crystallised just this week after I inadvertently landed on a nasty phishing site. In the end I broke it down into 3 Ps: padlocks, phishing and privacy.

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for August 2020

IT Governance

In our latest round-up of phishing scams, we look at how criminal hackers infiltrated Twitter and sent tweets from dozens of compromised accounts. Celebrity Twitter accounts compromised in spear phishing attack.