SMS Phishing Attacks are on the Rise

Schneier on Security

SMS phishing attacks — annoyingly called “smishing” — are becoming more common. I know that I have been receiving a lot of phishing SMS messages over the past few months.

Using AI to Scale Spear Phishing

Schneier on Security

The problem with spear phishing it that it takes time and creativity to create individualized enticing phishing emails. The real risk isn’t that AI-generated phishing emails are as good as human-generated ones, it’s that they can be generated at much greater scale.

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Phishing Campaign Pretends to be Phishing Training Reminder

Adam Levin

A phishing campaign is targeting employees with phony email reminders for cybersecurity and phishing awareness training. . The post Phishing Campaign Pretends to be Phishing Training Reminder appeared first on Adam Levin.

Detecting Phishing Emails

Schneier on Security

Research paper: Rick Wash, “ How Experts Detect Phishing Scam Emails “: Abstract: Phishing scam emails are emails that pretend to be something they are not in order to get the recipient of the email to undertake some action they normally would not. While technical protections against phishing reduce the number of phishing emails received, they are not perfect and phishing remains one of the largest sources of security risk in technology and communication systems.

SMS About Bank Fraud as a Pretext for Voice Phishing

Krebs on Security

” The remarkable aspect of these phone-based phishing scams is typically the attackers never even try to log in to the victim’s bank account. A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Kris Stevens smishing voice phishing

U.K. Arrest in ‘SMS Bandits’ Phishing Service

Krebs on Security

Authorities in the United Kingdom have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly operating an online service for sending high-volume phishing campaigns via mobile text messages. ” SMS Bandits offered an SMS phishing (a.k.a.

Prevention of Phishing Attacks in 2021

Security Boulevard

Phishing attacks use deceptive emails to trick users. The post Prevention of Phishing Attacks in 2021 appeared first on Kratikal Blog. The post Prevention of Phishing Attacks in 2021 appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Phishing goes KISS: Don’t let plain and simple messages catch you out!

Naked Security

Sometimes we receive phishing tricks that we grudgingly have to admit are better than average, just because they're uncomplicated. Phishing password password manager phishing Scam

Fight the Phish

Security Boulevard

The overarching theme, #BeCyberSmart, brings us to our discussion, Fight the Phish! As phishing is an extremely effective attack vector for malicious actors, The post Fight the Phish appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Cybersecurity awareness month: Fight the phish!

Naked Security

Phishing crooks get to try over and over again. Phishing #BeCyberSmart #Cybermonth phishingBut you only need to make one mistake.

LinkedIn tops the Phishing Email list

CyberSecurity Insiders

But in the past few months, the company’s name is being used by cyber criminals as the most spoofed brand to send phishing emails. The post LinkedIn tops the Phishing Email list appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders. Phishing LinkedIn phishing

Complete Guide to Phishing Attacks: What Are the Different Types and Defenses?

eSecurity Planet

Approximately 83 percent of organizations said they faced a successful phishing attempt in 2021, up from 57 percent in 2020. This guide breaks down the different types of phishing attacks and provides examples to help organizations better prepare their staff to deal with them.

Phishing Sites Targeting Scammers and Thieves

Krebs on Security

The payment message displayed by the carding site phishing domain BriansClub[.]com. However, upon registering at the phishing site and clicking to fund my account, I was presented with the exact same Bitcoin address that Mitch said he paid.

Threat Alert: Zoom Impersonated for Phishing Attacks

Security Boulevard

Phishing attacks rose 220 per cent during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic compared to the yearly average -Gulf Business Continue reading. The post Threat Alert: Zoom Impersonated for Phishing Attacks appeared first on Kratikal Blog.

Preparing for Evolving Phishing Scams

Security Boulevard

Phishing scams continue to top the list of cybercrimes. Phishing attacks account for more than 80% of reported security incidents. have experienced a successful phishing. The post Preparing for Evolving Phishing Scams appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Not again! Another Phishing Simulation Goes Awry

Security Boulevard

Key lessons from the West Midlands Railway incident and other common mistakes in employee training How resilient are your employees in the face of a phishing scam? Another Phishing Simulation Goes Awry appeared first on CybeReady.

Phish Leads to Breach at Calif. State Controller

Krebs on Security

A phishing attack last week gave attackers access to email and files at the California State Controller’s Office (SCO), an agency responsible for handling more than $100 billion in public funds each year.

Spear phish, whale phish, regular phish: What’s the difference?

Malwarebytes

There are many types of phishing attack nowadays, to the extent it can be tricky to keep up with them all. However, we often see folks mix up their spears and their whales, and even occasionally confuse them with regular phish attempts. What is a phishing attack?

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." Always call them back, and not using the number offered to you by the caller. Always.

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Trezor wallets hacked? Don’t be duped by phishing attack email

Graham Cluley

Malware Phishing bitcoin wallet cryptocurrency homo phishing Trezor UnicodeOwners of physical Trezor cryptocurrency wallets should be on their guard after an email was sent out by thieves attempting to dupe them into downloading new software to their devices.

Phishing-kit market: what’s inside “off-the-shelf” phishing packages

SecureList

What are phishing kits? One of the most common tricks scammers use in phishing attacks is to create a fake official page of a famous brand. That is why cybercriminals favor phishing kits, which are like model aircraft or vehicle assembly kits. million phishing websites.

Microsoft Finds Phishing Op Behind Enterprise Campaigns

Security Boulevard

A phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) operation, dubbed BulletProofLink and discovered by Microsoft, has been behind a number of phishing campaigns against the private sector.

‘Tis the Season for the Wayward Package Phish

Krebs on Security

Here’s a look at a fairly elaborate SMS-based phishing scam that spoofs FedEx in a bid to extract personal and financial information from unwary recipients. One of dozens of FedEx-themed phishing sites currently being advertised via SMS spam.

Credential Phishing: Themes and Tactics

Security Boulevard

In the last month, the Menlo Labs team has observed a steady rise in credential phishing attacks. The post Credential Phishing: Themes and Tactics appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Google Will Use Mobile Devices to Thwart Phishing Attacks

Dark Reading

In an effort to combat phishing, Google will allow Android phones and iPhones to be used as security keys

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Israel government officials targeted by spear phishing attacks

CyberSecurity Insiders

According to a discovery made by security researchers from Cybereason, top-ranking officials from Israel were being targeted by spear phishing cyber attacks. The post Israel government officials targeted by spear phishing attacks appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Banking scam uses Docusign phish to thieve 2FA codes

Naked Security

Phishing Banking phishing scamsThis scam is obviously inapplicable to 999 people in every 1000. but there are LOTS of 1-in-1000 people in the world!

The Phight Against Phishing

Digital Shadows

What is Phish(ing)? The post The Phight Against Phishing first appeared on Digital Shadows. Brand Protection General Cyber security BEC cybersecurity basics Phishing spam spear phishingNo, not the band, unless you’re really into jam bands.

What Are Phishing Scams And How You Can Avoid Them?

SecureBlitz

What are phishing scams and how you can avoid them? The post What Are Phishing Scams And How You Can Avoid Them? Tutorials phishingHere’s what you need to know about this type of attack. We all must have heard that prevention is better than cure.

TodayZoo phishing kit borrows the code from other kits

Security Affairs

Microsoft uncovered an extensive series of credential phishing campaigns that employed a custom phishing kit tracked as TodayZoo. Microsoft researchers uncovered a custom phishing kit, dubbed TodayZoo, that was used in an extensive series of credential phishing campaigns.

Which phishing scams are trending in 2022?

Security Boulevard

The post Which phishing scams are trending in 2022? With more people looking to cash in on hype surrounding the cryptocurrency market than ever before and an increasing digital workforce which may lack awareness of network security set-ups, cybercriminal activity remains rampant.

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How To Fight Phishing With Security Intelligence

SecureBlitz

This post will show you how to fight phishing with security intelligence. Phishing is one of the most frequent cyberattacks that trick users into revealing their personal information to an unreliable source – the hacker. CyberBust Enterprise Security phishing

Cybersecurity Training Agency Breached After Phishing Attack

Adam Levin

The breach has been traced back to a phishing attack that targeted an employee of the company. The post Cybersecurity Training Agency Breached After Phishing Attack appeared first on Adam Levin. Data Security Cybersecurity Data breach featured phishing SANS institute training

Human Hacking and Multi-Channel Phishing is Surging

Security Boulevard

Human hacking is a modern way to think about phishing in its entirety, which is anything malicious that reaches a user to steal credentials, data, or financial information. By focusing on phishing as an email problem or a spam problem is giving hackers the upper hand.

HTML attachments in phishing e-mails

SecureList

The use of embedded HTML documents in phishing e-mails is a standard technique employed by cybercriminals. HTML offers more possibilities than e-mail for camouflaging phishing content. Structure of phishing HTML attachments. Phishing HTML page and its source code.

Facebook files lawsuit against Phishing Attack

CyberSecurity Insiders

Meta, the Facebook’s parent company, has filed a lawsuit in a Californian court against some hackers who created over 39,000 fake Facebook(FB) pages as a part of a sophisticated phishing campaign. The post Facebook files lawsuit against Phishing Attack appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Ukrainian military personnel targeted with phishing attacks

Graham Cluley

CERT-UA, the national Computer Emergency Response Team for Ukraine, has issued a warning of a major phishing campaign launched against military personnel. Guest blog Phishing Belarus phishing russia ukraine

Breaking the Phishing Kill Chain

Security Boulevard

But security pros know the greater risk to their organizations comes from a more mundane, but more prevalent threat: email phishing attacks. The post Breaking the Phishing Kill Chain appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Russian-Themed Phishing Emails Target Microsoft Users

Security Boulevard

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine dominating news headlines, malicious actors are using the issue as an email phishing hook, targeting Microsoft users with warnings of “unusual sign-on activity” from Russia.

Phishing Attacks that Defeat 2FA Every Time

Security Boulevard

The post Phishing Attacks that Defeat 2FA Every Time first appeared on SlashNext. The post Phishing Attacks that Defeat 2FA Every Time appeared first on Security Boulevard. Endpoint Security Bloggers Network 2FA phishing Endpoint security PhishingProtected with 2FA?

Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

Krebs on Security

Anyone searching for a primer on how to spot clever phishing links need look no further than those targeting customers of Apple , whose brand by many measures remains among the most-targeted. Apple phishing

“Look what I found here” phish targets Facebook users

Malwarebytes

Phishing is not the only threat. One such phishing message is currently doing the rounds in Dutch, and it plugs into a sense of FOMO to encourage you to click the link. How does this phish attack work?

Google to use Apple iPhones and Android devices to block Phishing Attacks

CyberSecurity Insiders

Google has made it official that it is going to use Apple iPhones and Android Devices as physical devices that could help in preventing phishing attacks on users using its web services. Phishing Google Android phishing iPhone