Phishing Scheme Targets Amex Cardholders

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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.

Attacking Phishing With SOAR

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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

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Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

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A new phone-based phishing scam that spoofs Apple Inc. Jody Westby is the CEO of Global Cyber Risk LLC , a security consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm 866-277-7794 apple phone phishing Global Cyber Risk LLC Jody Westby

Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing

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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.

Phishing: Mitigating Risk, Minimizing Damage

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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.

Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

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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

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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.

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.

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)

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

Fraudsters Pose as Journalist in Phishing Campaign: Report

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Inquiry Posing Interview Questions Designed to Steal Credentials In a recently discovered phishing campaign, hackers attempted to steal victims' passwords and credentials by posing as a former Wall Street Journal reporter and sending documents with potential interview questions, according to security firm Certfa.

Puerto Rico Gov Hit By $2.6M Phishing Scam

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A recent phishing scam targeted Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company. Hacks Web Security BEC scam Business Email Compromise email compromise email scam Fraud fraudulent transfer Phishing Puerto Rico Puerto Rico phishing scam

Active PayPal Phishing Scam Targets SSNs, Passport Photos

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Phishing emails have been uncovered that request a full rundown of personal data - even asking for photos of passports. Web Security data theft passport PayPal PayPal scam personal data Phishing phishing email phishing landing page Social Security Number

'Silent Librarian' Revamps Phishing Campaign: Proofpoint

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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.

Should Failing Phish Tests Be a Fireable Offense?

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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.

Phishing Scams Target Canadian Bank Customers

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14 Bank Websites Spoofed as Part of Two-Year Campaign, Check Point Reports For two years, an attack group using Ukraine-based infrastructure has been creating hundreds of lookalike domains to target customers of 14 different Canadian banks via phishing attacks, security researchers at Check Point warn.

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.

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.

Wipro Detects Phishing Attack: Investigation in Progress

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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.

16Shop Phishing Gang Goes After PayPal Users

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A sophisticated malware-as-a-service phishing kit includes full customer service and anti-detection technologies. Malware Web Security 16shop anti-detection indonesian cyber army Malware analysis malware as a service PayPal Phishing kit zerofox

Phishing Campaign Hits Credit Unions

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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.

4 eye-opening facts about phishing

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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 campaign leverages Google Translate as camouflage

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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.

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

Magecart Group Switches Up Tactics with MiTM, Phishing

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This new skimming/phishing hybrid threat tactic means that even stores that send customers to external payment processors are vulnerable. Web Security analysis Card skimming carding store riskiq fullzhouse magecart Man in the Middle Phishing PII

SMS Phishing Campaign Targets Mobile Bank App Users in North America

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Mobile Security banking apps BNC Chase Credential Theft HSBC Lookout Meridian mobile mobile first mobile phishing phishing attack RBC TDCustomers of RBC, HSBC, TD, Meridian, BNC and Chase are targeted in latest attack.

New phishing campaign targets bank customers with WSH RAT

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Security researchers at Cofense have spotted a phishing campaign aimed at commercial banking customers distributing a new remote access trojan (RAT) tracked as WSH RAT. Within five days, WSH RAT was observed being actively distributed via phishing.

Google Analytics Emerges as a Phishing Tool

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ThreatList: Phishing Attacks Doubled in 2018

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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. Most Recent ThreatLists Web Security Cryptocurrency Kaspersky Phishing rate of attacks scam social media phishing Spam tax phishing the report

Experts uncovered an advanced phishing campaign delivering the Quasar RAT

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Researchers at Cofense uncovered an advanced phishing campaign delivering Quasar RAT via fake resumes. Experts at security firm Cofense observed an advanced phishing campaign delivering Quasar RAT via fake resumes. SecurityAffairs – phishing campaign, hacking).

Office 365 Admins Targeted in Ongoing Phishing Scam

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Web Security administrative accounts Microsoft Office 365 phishing technique phishlabs validated domainsUsing a real Office 365 account at a legitimate company to send out lures helps phishers evade email defenses.

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

Beyond Phishing: The New Face of Cybersecurity Awareness

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Terranova's Lise Lapointe on How Cybersecurity Awareness Must Evolve As CEO of Terranova Security, an awareness training provider, Lise Lapointe sees an evolution of education programs that used to be merely phishing simulation tests.

Google is going to block logins from embedded browsers against MitM phishing attacks

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Google this week announced that it is going to block login attempts from embedded browser frameworks to prevent man-in-the-middle (MiTM) phishing attacks. “However, one form of phishing, known as “ man in the middle ” (MITM), is hard to detect when an embedded browser framework (e.g.,

5 ways to detect a phishing email

IT Governance

Phishing has been used as a way for criminal hackers to gain sensitive information since the mid-1990s. Phishing emails can impersonate well-known brands or even people you know, such as colleagues. Phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated, making them harder to detect.

Watch Out for Coronavirus Phishing Scams

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Security Security / Cyberattacks and HacksAt least one email campaign is preying on fears by claiming to offer info about the Wuhan coronavirus.

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.

Facebook login phishing campaign can deceive tech-savvy users

Security Affairs

Security experts at Myki have recently discovered a new phishing campaign that could deceive even most tech-savvy users. SecurityAffairs – phishing, Facebook). The post Facebook login phishing campaign can deceive tech-savvy users appeared first on Security Affairs.

Phishing Attacks Enlist Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure in Ploys

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An ongoing campaign is hosting its phishing landing pages on enterprise-class public cloud storage services -- a nascent trend meant to throw defenders off.