Phishing Scheme Targets Amex Cardholders

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Campaign Uses Email Hyperlink Splits to Evade URL Filters Researchers have uncovered a new type of phishing campaign that is targeting American Express card users.

Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

Krebs on Security

A new phone-based phishing scam that spoofs Apple Inc. As I noted in my October 2018 piece, Voice Phishing Scams are Getting More Clever , phone phishing usually invokes an element of urgency in a bid to get people to let their guard down.

Attacking Phishing With SOAR

Data Breach Today

Myke Lyons of ServiceNow on Tackling Social Engineering Threats Phishing remains one of the most significant attack vectors, and security automation, orchestration and response, or SOAR, can help minimize the threat, says Myke Lyons of ServiceNow

Phishing: Mitigating Risk, Minimizing Damage

Data Breach Today

In Wake of Recent Incidents, Experts Offer Insights on Critical Steps to Take As phishing attacks continue to menace healthcare and other business sectors, security experts say organizations must take critical steps to prevent falling victim and help limit the potential damage

Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever

Krebs on Security

Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it’s easy to forget scam artists are constantly dreaming up innovations that put a new shine on old-fashioned telephone-based phishing scams. FULLY AUTOMATED PHONE PHISHING.

SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit

Krebs on Security

Thieves are combining SMS-based phishing attacks with new “cardless” ATMs to rapidly convert phished bank account credentials into cash. Phone-based phishing attacks are getting way more clever and are even snaring technology experts, as last month’s story shows.

Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

Krebs on Security

Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Also part of the phishing kit was a text document containing some 100,000 business email addresses — most of them ending in Canadian (.ca)

Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

Krebs on Security

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. A live Paypal phishing site that uses [link] (has the green padlock). A live Facebook phish that uses SSL (has the green padlock).

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

Krebs on Security

A ransomware outbreak that hit QuickBooks cloud hosting firm iNSYNQ in mid-July appears to have started with an email phishing attack that snared an employee working in sales for the company, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Phishing Campaign Tied to Amazon Prime Day

Data Breach Today

Fraudsters Use Phishing Kit Called 16Shop, McAfee Reports In the run-up to Amazon Prime Day, some of the company's customers were being targeted by a phishing kit called 16Shop, according to McAfee researchers.

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. Phishing email protection.

Phishing Campaigns Spoof Government Agencies: Report

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Postal Service, in an effort to plant malware in victims' devices and networks via phishing campaigns, according to new research from Proofpoint

Bulgarian Man Sentenced for Massive Phishing Scheme

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Svetoslav Donchev Helped Scam Victims Out of More Than $50 Million, Authorities Say A Bulgarian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in connection with his role in running a large-scale phishing campaign that scammed victims out of $51 million

'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.

Spear Phishing - Top 3 Threats

Data Breach Today

Among the top new spear phishing threats to enterprises: Extortion. Asaf Cidon of Barracuda outlines the top three spear phishing threats and new strategies to defend against them

The Year Targeted Phishing Went Mainstream

Krebs on Security

A story published here on July 12 about a new sextortion-based phishing scheme that invokes a real password used by each recipient has become the most-read piece on KrebsOnSecurity since this site launched in 2009. There are several interesting takeaways from this phishing campaign.

Spear Phishing Update: Email Account Takeover Risks

Data Breach Today

Barracuda is out with its latest Spear Phishing Update, and among the key findings: a rise in email account takeover and lateral phishing. Why are enterprise defenses failing to detect these strikes? What new solutions will improve defenses? Barracuda's Michael Flouton shares insights

Phishing Attack Aimed at Stealing Payroll Deposits

Data Breach Today

Healthcare System's Procedures Helped Prevent the Crime A Texas-based healthcare system says hackers unsuccessfully tried to divert employee payroll direct deposits through a phishing attack that also potentially exposed patient data.

Sophisticated Voice Phishing Scams

Schneier on Security

Brian Krebs is reporting on some new and sophisticated phishing scams over the telephone. fraud phishing scams socialengineeringI second his advice: "never give out any information about yourself in response to an unsolicited phone call."

Phishing, Ransomware Attacks Continue to Menace Healthcare

Data Breach Today

Arizona Cancer Center a Recent Victim of Major Phishing Attack As the year winds down, phishing and ransomware attacks continue to plague the healthcare sector, as illustrated by recent breach reports.

Should Failing Phish Tests Be a Fireable Offense?

Krebs on Security

Would your average Internet user be any more vigilant against phishing scams if he or she faced the real possibility of losing their job after falling for one too many of these emails? based firm that helps companies educate and test employees on how not to fall for phishing scams.

UConn Health Among the Latest Phishing Victims

Data Breach Today

A Number of Newly Reported Health Data Breaches Stem From Email Incidents Phishing and other hacking incidents have led to several recently reported large health data breaches, including one that UConn Health reports affected 326,000 individuals

Phishing Campaign Uses Salary Increase Ploy: Report

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Message About a Raise Designed to Harvest Credentials A new phishing campaign lures employees with a message about a salary increase, according to researchers at the security firm Cofense.

Wipro Attack Tied to Larger Phishing Campaign: Analysis

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Oregon Agency Reports Phishing Attack Affecting 350,000

Data Breach Today

Incident Among Largest Health Data Breaches So Far in 2019 The Oregon Department of Human Services is among the latest entities to reveal a phishing breach impacting the protected health information of hundreds of thousands of individuals

Wipro Detects Phishing Attack: Investigation in Progress

Data Breach Today

Security Experts Weigh In on Who Might Be the Culprit Indian IT service firm Wipro on Tuesday said that it has detected abnormal activities on some of its employee accounts due to an advanced phishing campaign.

2 Phishing Attacks Affect Presbyterian Health Plan Members

Data Breach Today

Apparently Unrelated Attacks Potentially Expose Member Data Phishing incidents have had a big impact on members of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Presbyterian Health Plan in recent weeks.

5 Common Phishing Attacks and How to Avoid Them?

Security Affairs

Phishing is one of the oldest methods of cyberattacks. Types of Phishing Attacks. There are different types of phishing attacks and each is deceiving and manipulative in its own unique way. The most common type is phishing is carried out through fraudulent email receptionist.

Phishing Scams in Healthcare: A Persistent Threat

Data Breach Today

Breach Tally Shows Hacking Attacks Involving Email Continue to Plague the Sector With the year nearly over, hacking attacks - especially those involving phishing and other email attacks - continue to rack up big victim counts for health data breaches reported to federal regulators in 2018

2 Phishing-Related Health Data Breaches Grow Even Bigger

Data Breach Today

Victim Tallies Climb as Breach Investigations Continue Investigations of two apparently unrelated phishing-related breaches that affected members of Presbyterian Health Plan have revealed the incidents had an even bigger and broader impact than originally thought.

Phishing Campaign Hits Credit Unions

Adam Levin

A phishing campaign targeting credit unions and other financial institutions recently found its way into the email inboxes of anti-money laundering officers. The post Phishing Campaign Hits Credit Unions appeared first on Adam Levin.

Nigerian Man Charged in Phishing Scam Targeting US Agencies

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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.,

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.

Phishing Scheme Uses Google Drive to Avoid Security: Report

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Emails Disguised as Messages From CEO A newly identified phishing campaign used Google Drive to help bypass some email security features as attackers attempted to target a company in the energy industry, security firm Cofense reported this week

Phishing campaign leverages Google Translate as camouflage

Security Affairs

Crooks leverage Google Translate service as camouflage on mobile browsers in a phishing campaign aimed at stealing Google account and Facebook credentials. These phishing emails pose as alerts sent by Google that inform users that their accounts were accessed from a new Windows device.

Silent Librarian Retools Phishing Emails to Hook Student Credentials

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Silent Librarian cyberattackers are switching up tactics in a phishing scheme bent on stealing student credentials. Hacks Web Security cobalt dickens email email security malware Phishing retooling school scam silent librarian ta407 URL shorteners weather alerts

Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing

Krebs on Security

Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017, when it began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys in place of passwords and one-time codes, the company told KrebsOnSecurity.

Ultra-Sneaky Phishing Scam Swipes Facebook Credentials

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Researchers warn that the phishing campaign looks "deceptively realistic.". Web Security Credentials Facebook Phishing phishing campaign social engineering

Phishing Schemes Continue to Plague the Healthcare Sector

Data Breach Today

Experts Offer Insights on Mitigating the Threat Recent health data breaches involving phishing schemes are reminders of the persistent threat email-related scams pose to healthcare organizations - and the urgent need to mitigate that threat

Why Do Phishing Attacks Continue to Plague Healthcare?

Data Breach Today

Experts Offer Tips for How to Avoid Falling Victim Several health data breaches involving phishing attacks - including one that potentially exposed data on more than 100,000 individuals - have been added to the federal health data breach tally this month.