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Dropbox Used in Latest Exploit for Phishing Attacks

Data Breach Today

Darktrace Warns of Malware Hidden in PDF Stored in Dropbox Phishing attacks continue to adapt to exploit popular apps. While many phishing campaigns have focused on mobile banking and payment sites, attackers are also targeting widely used but lower-profile, cloud-based utilities such as the ubiquitous Dropbox storage platform.

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Fake Lawsuit Threat Exposes Privnote Phishing Sites

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The disclosure revealed a profitable network of phishing sites that behave and look like the real Privnote, except that any messages containing cryptocurrency addresses will be automatically altered to include a different payment address controlled by the scammers. A screenshot of the phishing domain privatemessage dot net.

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Phishing Attacks Targeting Political Parties, Germany Warns

Data Breach Today

Escalation of Cyberespionage Likely Tied to Upcoming European Elections German federal agencies warned that phishing attacks targeting political parties surged ahead of upcoming European Union elections. The government did not attribute the attacks to a specific country but confirmed that they are tied to a nation-state group.

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Mobile-Driven Phishing Spoofs FCC, Cryptocurrency Giants

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Hackers Used Fake Login Pages to Trick 100 Victims, Crypto Workers A new phishing campaign is targeting victims through mobile devices by mirroring legitimate login pages for the Federal Communications Commission and large cryptocurrency platforms including Binance and Coinbase.

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The Business Cost of Phishing

Phishing is a problem that's plagued organizations for years. IT and Security teams will tell you that they’re spending too much time and money on phishing, but what does that mean? This report quantifies the financial impacts of phishing.

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Phish Perfect: How ChatGPT Can Help Criminals Get There

Data Breach Today

AI Generated Phishing Still Cannot Beat Humans, But Not for Long: IBM ChatGPT can craft almost perfect phishing emails in five minutes, nearly beating a social engineering team with decades of experience, the results of a "nail-biting" experiment by IBM showed.

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Breach Roundup: MongoDB Blames Phishing Email for Breach

Data Breach Today

Also: Hackers Scrooge The North Face Holiday Shipments This week, MongoDB blamed a phishing email for causing unauthorized access to its corporate environment, hackers interrupted VF Corp.

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