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Fake Lawsuit Threat Exposes Privnote Phishing Sites

Krebs on Security

The disclosure revealed a profitable network of phishing sites that behave and look like the real Privnote, except that any messages containing cryptocurrency addresses will be automatically altered to include a different payment address controlled by the scammers. A screenshot of the phishing domain privatemessage dot net.

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Spear Phishing vs Phishing: What Are The Main Differences?

Tech Republic Security

There are a few differences between spear phishing and phishing that can help you identify and protect your organization from threats. Learn about these differences.

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‘The Manipulaters’ Improve Phishing, Still Fail at Opsec

Krebs on Security

Roughly nine years ago, KrebsOnSecurity profiled a Pakistan-based cybercrime group called “ The Manipulaters ,” a sprawling web hosting network of phishing and spam delivery platforms. Manipulaters advertisement for “Office 365 Private Page with Antibot” phishing kit sold on the domain heartsender,com.

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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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5 Key Findings From the 2023 FBI Internet Crime Report

The true figure is likely to be even higher, though, as many identity theft and phishing attacks go unreported. The losses companies suffered in 2023 ransomware attacks increased by 74% compared to those of the previous year, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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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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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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