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Why is.US Being Used to Phish So Many of Us?

Krebs on Security

Domain names ending in “ US ” — the top-level domain for the United States — are among the most prevalent in phishing scams, new research shows. government, which is frequently the target of phishing domains ending in.US. US phishing domains.US This is noteworthy because.US is overseen by the U.S.

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Phishing Domains Tanked After Meta Sued Freenom

Krebs on Security

The number of phishing websites tied to domain name registrar Freenom dropped precipitously in the months surrounding a recent lawsuit from social networking giant Meta , which alleged the free domain name provider has a long history of ignoring abuse complaints about phishing websites while monetizing traffic to those abusive domains.

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68k Phishing Victims are Now Searchable in Have I Been Pwned, Courtesy of CERT Poland

Troy Hunt

They'd observed a phishing campaign that had collected 68k credentials from unsuspecting victims and asked if HIBP may be used to help alert these individuals to their exposure. Last week I was contacted by CERT Poland. Data accumulated by the malicious activity spanned from October 2022 until just last week.

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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. His list of different attacks is particularly useful.

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Teach a Man to Phish and He’s Set for Life

Krebs on Security

One frustrating aspect of email phishing is the frequency with which scammers fall back on tried-and-true methods that really have no business working these days. The file included in this phishing scam uses what’s known as a “right-to-left override” or RLO character.

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QR codes in email phishing


Unlike phishing links that are easy to check and block, QR code is a headache for security solutions. Malevolent uses of QR codes in email Fraudsters use QR codes to encode links to phishing and scam pages. Use of IPFS in QR phishing Statistics From June through August 2023, we detected 8,878 phishing emails containing QR codes.

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Karma Catches Up to Global Phishing Service 16Shop

Krebs on Security

You’ve probably never heard of “ 16Shop ,” but there’s a good chance someone using it has tried to phish you. A 16Shop phishing page spoofing Apple and targeting Japanese users. Image: The INTERPOL statement says the platform sold hacking tools to compromise more than 70,000 users in 43 countries.

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