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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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!

‘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.

New DocuSign Phishing Campaign

Heimadal Security

Phishing attacks that have as victims non-executive employees with access to sensitive corporate information are becoming more common. A New Approach Previously, the targeted phishing attempts were […]. Cybersecurity News CEO fraud docusign 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

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.

MirrorBlast, the New Phishing Campaign Targeting Financial Organizations

Heimadal Security

A fresh variant of a phishing campaign has been recently detected. The researchers who discovered this new phishing campaign were those from Morphisec Labs and according to […]. Cybersecurity News macro MirrorBlast phishing campaign phishing phishing attack phishing campaign

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.

Phishing Used to Get PII, not Just Ransomware

Security Boulevard

With all of the focus on ransomware attacks, it’s easy to forget about the damage done by email phishing. Yet, new research from Vade shows that phishing has seen a meteoric rise in the first half of 2021, including a 281% increase in May and a 284% increase in June.

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?

We have failed to stop phishing, even after 2 decades. Can we finally agree that emails need digital signatures?

Joseph Steinberg

There has likely not been a single hour during the last decade, for example, during which criminals did not carry out successful phishing-based attacks by exploiting the inherent lack of security within standard and ubiquitous email technology.

GoDaddy data breach could lead to Phishing Attacks

CyberSecurity Insiders

GoDaddy has made it official that a data breach has occurred on its database in September this year leaking email addresses to hackers that could lead to phishing attacks in the future. The post GoDaddy data breach could lead to Phishing Attacks appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Cybersecurity Month: Defense Against Phishing Attacks

PCI perspectives

The Council will align these resources with the four weekly themes outlined by the National Cyber Security Alliance: Small Business Phishing Awareness Small Merchant Resources Cyber Security Awareness Month SMB SeriesAs an ? Official Champion ?of

Spam and phishing in 2020

SecureList

The Kaspersky Anti-Phishing component blocked 434,898,635 attempts at accessing scam sites. The most frequent targets of phishing attacks were online stores (18.12 The contact phone trick was heavily used both in email messages and on phishing pages. Statistics: phishing.

Thwarting Phishing Threats With Simulations

Security Boulevard

These schemes appear fraudulent to those familiar with phishing. The post Thwarting Phishing Threats With Simulations appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Phishing, Ransomware Driving Wave of Data Breaches

Security Boulevard

The post Phishing, Ransomware Driving Wave of Data Breaches appeared first on Security Boulevard. Data compromises have increased every month this year except May.

Experts spotted a phishing campaign impersonating security firm Proofpoint

Security Affairs

The phishing messages use mortgage payments as a lure, they have the subject “Re: Payoff Request.”. The phishing message was sent from a legitimate individual’s compromised email account. The phishing pages were hosted on the “greenleafproperties[.]co[.]uk”

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.

Spam and phishing in Q3 2021

SecureList

million redirects to phishing pages. Statistics: phishing. In Q3, the Anti-Phishing system blocked 46,340,156 attempts to open phishing links. Geography of phishing attacks. Geography of phishing attacks, Q3 2021 ( download ). Phishing in messengers.

Phishing towards failed trust

CyberSecurity Insiders

Phishing exercises are an important tool towards promoting security awareness in an organization. Phishing is effective, simply because it works. Sometimes, the phish can be sent at a time of day that catches the recipient off-guard, which causes a person to click the malicious link.

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 phishing emails seemed to specifically target the accounts of these BSA officers, which raises the concern that a database containing their information may have been compromised. The post Phishing Campaign Hits Credit Unions appeared first on Adam Levin.

This Steam phish baits you with free Discord Nitro

Malwarebytes

The post This Steam phish baits you with free Discord Nitro appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. Malwarebytes news "i accidentally reported you" scam discord free Discord Nitro scam phishing scam steam phishing Steam phishing scam steam scam

Glitch Platform Abused by Phishing Hackers

Heimadal Security

The Glitch platform has become a target for phishing hackers. It seems that the service is being actively abused by cybercriminals with the goal to host on this platform for free phishing sites that perform credentials theft.

What are phishing kits? Web components of phishing attacks explained

CSO Magazine

Editor's note: This article, originally published on August 7, 2018, has been updated to include new information on phishing kit features. Phishing is a social attack, directly related to social engineering. A phishing attack with a directed focus is called spear phishing.

Spam and phishing in Q2 2021

SecureList

A fake notification about a Microsoft Teams meeting or a request to view an important document traditionally takes the victim to a phishing login page asking for corporate account credentials. Statistics: phishing. In phishing terms, Q2 2021 was fairly uneventful.

Did One Phish Take Down a Pipeline?

Security Boulevard

What the Colonial Pipeline Attack Reminds Us About Phishing and Ransomware As demonstrated with the Colonial Pipeline attack, Ransomware is the number one cybersecurity threat to organizations, but it’s also the number one security threat to humans. The post Did One Phish Take Down a Pipeline?

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. A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm 866-277-7794 apple phone phishing Global Cyber Risk LLC Jody Westbyis likely to fool quite a few people.

The Business Value of the Social-Engineer Phishing Service

Security Boulevard

Phishing attacks continue to plague organizations across the globe with great success, but why? The post The Business Value of the Social-Engineer Phishing Service appeared first on Security Boulevard.