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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

New PayPal Credential Phishing Scam Conducted Via Live Chat Service

Heimadal Security

Recently, Cofense Phishing Defense Center analysts discovered a rather unusual PayPal credential phishing scam. Phishing is a malicious technique used by cybercriminals to gather sensitive information (credit card data, usernames, and passwords, etc.)

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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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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.

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 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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

Is it Real or not? How to Spot phishing Emails

ZoneAlarm

But knowing which emails are real and which are phishing emails is crucial and can save you money and problems … The post Is it Real or not? How to Spot phishing Emails appeared first on ZoneAlarm Security Blog.

Phishing attack targets DocuSign and SharePoint users

SC Magazine

Researchers reported on Friday that cybercriminals are mimicking legitimate correspondence to actively target popular cloud applications DocuSign and SharePoint in phishing attacks designed to steal user log-in credentials. Phishing Security News CloudDocuSign Headquarters.

IRS Warns of Phishing Campaign Targeting University Students and Staff

Hot for Security

Although IRS impersonation scams are not new, this phishing campaign seems to target individuals in the higher educational system, using “ edu”email addresses. Alerts IRS impersonation IRS phishing email IRS scams phishing phishing email

47% Phishing Increase in Q1

Security Boulevard

Phishing is on the rise. PhishLabs identified 47% more phishing sites in Q1 of 2021 than there were in Q1 of 2020. The post 47% Phishing Increase in Q1 appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Q1 2021 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report

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

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.

Cybercrime Undercover: Phishing Attacks Imitating Famous Brands Proliferate

Security Boulevard

Phishing attacks imitating famous brands is a favorite trick of clever cybercriminals. The post Cybercrime Undercover: Phishing Attacks Imitating Famous Brands Proliferate appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Microsoft Teams now automatically blocks phishing attempts

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft has extended Defender for Office 365 Safe Links protection to Microsoft Teams to safeguard users from malicious URL-based phishing attacks. [.].

Cybercriminals Use Chipotle’s Marketing Account for Phishing Attacks

Heimadal Security

An email marketing account that belongs to the American chain of fast casual restaurants specializing in tacos Chipotle has been compromised by cybercriminals who used it to conduct a phishing campaign. Cybersecurity News Chipotle phishing campaign

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. Fraudsters can use a variety of open-source and free tools to fake or “spoof” the number displayed as the caller ID, lending legitimacy to phone phishing schemes. FULLY AUTOMATED PHONE PHISHING.

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.

Phishing Trio: HMRC, TV Licensing and Blockchain.com Scams Phish For Sensitive Data in the UK

Hot for Security

This week, Bitdefender researchers spotted a phishing trifecta targeting hundreds of British citizens with fraudulent emails impersonating Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), blockchain.com and TV licensing.

Phishing Trio: HMRC, TV Licensing and Blockchain.com Scams Phish For Sensitive Data in the UK

Hot for Security

This week, Bitdefender researchers spotted a phishing trifecta targeting hundreds of British citizens with fraudulent emails impersonating Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), blockchain.com and TV licensing.

Reduce Instances of Covid-19 Phishing Email Attacks

Trend Micro

Endpoints Expert Perspective Phishing Network Articles, News, Reports Cyber ThreatsThe Covid-19 pandemic has created an unlimited supply of news and topics for cybercriminals to utilize in their attacks, as well as major organizations to spoof.

Cybercriminals Are Phishing For Login Credentials of AOL Users

Hot for Security

Fraudsters aiming to steal login credentials from AOL users are sending phishing emails that threaten recipients with account closures unless they confirm their email addresses and passwords. The AOL phishing campaign was noticed on February 23, according to Bitdefender Antispam Lab.

62% of Phishing Sites Abuse Free Tools or Services

Security Boulevard

In Q1, PhishLabs analyzed hundreds of thousands of phishing attacks and found more than 62% abused legitimate no-cost tools or services. . The post 62% of Phishing Sites Abuse Free Tools or Services appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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.

Phishing Scam Alert: Domain Name Expiration Notices stealing data through phishing site

Quick Heal Antivirus

The post Phishing Scam Alert: Domain Name Expiration Notices stealing data through phishing site appeared first on Quick Heal Blog | Latest computer security news, tips, and advice. Cybersecurity Malware domain domainname expiration Phishing

Phishing Alert: Scammers Use Fake SharePoint and DocuSign Messages to Steal Users’ Login Credentials

Hot for Security

According to Bitdefender Antispam Lab researchers, cyber thieves are actively targeting DocuSign and Sharepoint users in phishing attacks designed to mimic legitimate correspondence from the two web-based platforms.

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

Krebs on Security

authorities today announced criminal charges and financial sanctions against two Russian men accused of stealing nearly $17 million worth of virtual currencies in a series of phishing attacks throughout 2017 and 2018 that spoofed websites for some of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Don’t Make Friends With Social Media Phishing Scammers

Security Boulevard

Social media phishing scammers are proliferating as cybercriminals look for ways to capture credentials & data in a challenging economy. The post Don’t Make Friends With Social Media Phishing Scammers appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Impersonation Becomes Top Phishing Technique

Dark Reading

A new report finds IT, healthcare, and manufacturing are the industries most targeted by phishing emails

Google Creates “Phishing Quiz” for Better Cyber Hygiene

Adam Levin

A Google offshoot is trying to teach people to be more circumspect about phishing attempts. Jigsaw, an incubator owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has released an online quiz that displays examples of phishing emails side by side with legitimate ones and asks users to guess which is which. The quiz uses real-world phishing campaigns, including the Russian hack that gained access to the email account of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager. “We

Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

Krebs on Security

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with “[link]. A live Paypal phishing site that uses [link] (has the green padlock). A live Facebook phish that uses SSL (has the green padlock).

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.

Padlocks, Phishing and Privacy; The Value Proposition of a VPN

Troy Hunt

As I started delving back through my own writing over the years, the picture became much clearer and it really crystallised just this week after I inadvertently landed on a nasty phishing site. In the end I broke it down into 3 Ps: padlocks, phishing and privacy.

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