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A Guide to Phishing Attacks

Schneier on Security

This is a good list of modern phishing techniques. Uncategorized cyberattack phishing

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Defeating Phishing-Resistant Multifactor Authentication

Schneier on Security

CISA is now pushing phishing-resistant multifactor authentication. Roger Grimes has an excellent post reminding everyone that “phishing-resistant” is not “phishing proof,” and that everyone needs to stop pretending otherwise.

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Phishing Trends: 2019-2022

Security Boulevard

Q3 2022 saw a new record high of 1.27M phishing attacks. The post Phishing Trends: 2019-2022 appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network PhishingBolster's 2022 report predicted the growth of cyberfraud in a digital-first society.

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Man-in-the-Middle Phishing Attack

Schneier on Security

Here’s a phishing campaign that uses a man-in-the-middle attack to defeat multi-factor authentication: Microsoft observed a campaign that inserted an attacker-controlled proxy site between the account users and the work server they attempted to log into.

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Spear Phishing vs Phishing: Recognizing the Difference

Mitnick Security

Although there are many types of cyber attacks, phishing accounts for around 25% of all data breaches. spear phishing spear phishing attack phishing phishing attack phishing scams

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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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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.

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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.

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How phishing attacks are exploiting Amazon Web Services

Tech Republic Security

By using a legitimate service like AWS to create phishing pages, attackers can bypass traditional security scanners, says Avanan. The post How phishing attacks are exploiting Amazon Web Services appeared first on TechRepublic. Amazon Security AWS cybersecurity phishing

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Phishing attack spoofs Zoom to steal Microsoft user credentials

Tech Republic Security

Targeting more than 21,000 users, the phishing email managed to bypass Microsoft Exchange email security, says Armorblox. The post Phishing attack spoofs Zoom to steal Microsoft user credentials appeared first on TechRepublic. Security Microsoft phishing zoom

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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.

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Credential phishing attacks continue to exploit COVID-19 to target businesses

Tech Republic Security

Recent phishing emails claim to offer a COVID-19 grant application from the SBA but are actually looking to capture banking details and other confidential data, says Inky. The post Credential phishing attacks continue to exploit COVID-19 to target businesses appeared first on TechRepublic.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Clever Phishing Scam Uses Legitimate PayPal Messages

Schneier on Security

Brian Krebs is reporting on a clever PayPal phishing scam that uses legitimate PayPal messaging. Basically, the scammers use the PayPal invoicing system to send the email.

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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.

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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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7 Interesting Sources of Phishing Threat Intelligence

Security Boulevard

A brief overview of threat intelligence feeds that tracks phishing threats and update regularly with the latest phishing threats data. The post 7 Interesting Sources of Phishing Threat Intelligence appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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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.

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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.

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How Phishing Attacks Ruin Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace

Security Boulevard

Here’s a look at how phishing affects your Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace environment. The post How Phishing Attacks Ruin Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace appeared first on Security Boulevard. Cyberthreats adversely impact your SaaS applications and data.

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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.

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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.

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PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal

Krebs on Security

” A copy of the phishing message included in the PayPal.com invoice. While the phishing message attached to the invoice is somewhat awkwardly worded, there are many convincing aspects of this hybrid scam.

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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.

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How credential phishing attacks threaten a host of industries and organizations

Tech Republic Security

The first half of 2022 saw a 48% increase in email attacks from the previous six months, with almost 70% of them containing a credential phishing link, says Abnormal Security. Security credential phishing cybersecurity phishing

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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.

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Voice phishing attacks reach all-time high

Tech Republic Security

The post Voice phishing attacks reach all-time high appeared first on TechRepublic. A study conducted by Agari and PhishLabs found a five-times increase in attempted vishing attacks from the beginning of 2021 to Q1 of 2022.

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Preventing CEO Impersonation Phishing Scams

Security Boulevard

Phishing scams are hardly a new concept. In fact, the first phishing attacks date back nearly 30 years to the mid-1990s. The post Preventing CEO Impersonation Phishing Scams appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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IPFS phishing on the rise, makes campaign takedown more complicated

Tech Republic Security

Cybercriminals increasingly use IPFS phishing to store malicious content such as phishing pages, with the effect of increasing the uptime and availability of that content. The post IPFS phishing on the rise, makes campaign takedown more complicated appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Netflix customers suffer from Phishing Attacks

CyberSecurity Insiders

According to a report published by INKY, a cloud based email security service offering firm hackers launched a phishing scheme impersonating Netflix between August 21 and August 27 and started collecting sensitive details from customers. Phishing Netflix

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Phishing campaign targets government institution in Moldova

Security Affairs

The government institutions of Moldova have been hit by a wave of phishing attacks since the country offered support to Ukraine. “The Information Technology and Cyber ​​Security Service (STISC) warns of scam and phishing cyber attack campaigns targeting government institutions.

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Main phishing and scamming trends and techniques

SecureList

There are two main types of online fraud aimed at stealing user data and money: phishing and scams. The history of scams and phishing. This method of phishing for personal data is still in use today, because, unfortunately, it continues to yield results.

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SEO Poisoning Attack Linked to 144,000 Phishing Packages

Security Boulevard

Threat actors have uploaded 144k malicious packages to NuGet, PyPI, and NPM, containing links to phishing and scam sites as part of a BlackHat SEO campaign to manipulate search engine results and promote scam pages through backlinks from trusted websites.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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Large-scale AiTM phishing campaign targeted +10,000 orgs since 2021?

Security Affairs

A large-scale phishing campaign used adversary-in-the-middle (AiTM) phishing sites to hit more than 10,000 organizations. Microsoft experts believe that the AiTM phishing campaign was used to target more than 10,000 organizations since September 2021.

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Bitwarden password vaults targeted in Google ads phishing attack

Bleeping Computer

Bitwarden and other password managers are being targeted in Google ads phishing campaigns to steal users' password vault credentials. [.] Security

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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.