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AI Will Increase the Quantity—and Quality—of Phishing Scams

Schneier on Security

Recent research showed that 60% of participants fell victim to artificial intelligence (AI)-automated phishing, which is comparable to the success rates of non-AI-phishing messages created by human experts. Here’s the full text.

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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. Details of this scam were shared Wednesday with PayPal’s anti-abuse (phish@paypal.com) and media relations teams.

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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. The email lists a phone number to dispute the charge, which is not PayPal and quickly turns into a request to download and install a remote-access tool.

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USPS Phishing Scams Generate Almost as Much Traffic as the Real Site

Security Boulevard

The post USPS Phishing Scams Generate Almost as Much Traffic as the Real Site appeared first on Security Boulevard. Smishing is hard to stamp out. Worse, bogus domains surpass the legitimate one during the holiday season, when more people expect packages.

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Booking.com Users Targeted in Elaborate Phishing Scams

ZoneAlarm

This complex operation, which cleverly manipulates hotel access credentials and employs deceptive phishing methods, has cast a spotlight on the pressing issues of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in online environments.

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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. I 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.

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Message board scams

SecureList

Criminals are forever inventing new schemes for stealing personal data and funds, which are then quickly distributed to other scammers through automation and the sale of phishing tools. Ways to deceive message board users There are two main types of message board scams. This type of fraud is known as scam 1.0

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