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Under 25s more likely to be duped by phishing scams

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Each day that you log into Twitter, it’s seemingly a different ‘awareness’ day or week. Hashtags are hijacked to spread the awareness of a topic, show appreciation for someone or, if you’re being cynical, to help sell something. While many of these occasions are consumer-driven and attract memes and other humorous quips, sometimes they really […]




Canadian Business Banking Customers Hit With Targeted Phishing, Account Takeover Attacks

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IBM X-Force research has been following the activity of a cybergang that has been targeting Canadian businesses with customized phishing attacks, likely operating out of Ukraine. The attacks are designed to trick those with account access to divulge their company’s online banking credentials, one-time passwords and two-factor authentication codes. The goal of this targeted phishing […]




DA: Couple uses ‘Phishing’ email to steal more than $38,000 from …

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Want to avoid phishing schemes? ‘Gray Saturday’ the safest shopping day this week

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Dive Brief: Shopping on the day after Black Friday, or “Gray Saturday,” will have a reduced risk of financial phishing schemes by about 33%, according to Kaspersky Labs. There has been a pattern of decline in both 2015 and 2016 on Gray Saturday. Financial phishing attacks account for about half of all phishing schemes, an […]




Netflix Is Promoting The Punisher With What Looks Like an E-Mail …

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Image: Netflix This morning at 6:51 AM, I received an e-mail from Netflix with the subject line: “Suspicious activity ????? Marvel on Netflix ?????” Though I was curious as to what was going on, I left the e-mail unopened because just last week, Netflix was in the news for being linked to a phishing scam. […]




Avoiding cyber attacks

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Of all the cybersecurity risks at Harvard, phishing is always at or near the top of the list. The fraudulent emails that try to trick recipients into giving up personal information, money, or both have been steadily on the rise across campuses everywhere, including here in Cambridge, according to Chief Information Security Officer Christian Hamer. […]




Is all fair in simulated phishing?

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Is there a limit to how far we should go in attempting to emulate the trickery and deceptive tactics of the cybercriminals who bombard our employees with increasingly devious emails?  Let me present a couple tactics we’ve seen phishers use to try to break down our employee’s defenses. I’ll then consider the ethical and legal […]




The long tail of phishing attacks

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Targeted phishing has become the single most effective attack type in the world today. Phishing attacks have been the root cause of the majority of the large-scale data breaches that compromised the sensitive information of millions of individuals and extracted financial gains from some of the world’s largest companies. In March, a spear-phishing scam that […]




Beware of government tender scam and “phishing”

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An appeal is made to all businesses to be aware of a scam doing the rounds. Businesses receive what appears to be a confirmed tender proposal on the letterhead of a government department. Afterwards, they are contacted and payment arrangements are made. However, the business person is advised to make a deposit directly into the […]




Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve

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(Image: iStock) Ninety percent of cyber attacks start by someone clicking on an email, said Royce Curtin, head of intelligence at Barclays Bank, at the company’s New Frontiers conference earlier this month. “People are the weak link,” the company tweeted as he spoke. Curtin didn’t need to pick that number purely for rhetorical effect. There’s […]




Why you should fear phishing more than data breaches

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For some people, Google controls most of their identity online, and losing access to that critical account could be devastating. A recent study from Google and UC Berkeley examined the various ways accounts are compromised, and determined that phishing attacks – not data breaches – pose the most risk to users when it comes to […]




Phishing helps hackers hijack accounts, says Google study – BBC …

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Image copyright designer491 Image caption Many people still use passwords that are very easy to guess Cyber-thieves grab almost 250,000 valid log-in names and passwords for Google accounts every week, suggests research. The study by Google and UC Berkeley looked at the ways email and other accounts get hijacked. It used 12 months of log-in […]




Phishing, keyloggers and data breaches are the three biggest security threats: Google study

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Phishing attacks via fake emails pose the greatest threat to people, followed by keyloggers and third-party breaches as account hacking increases globally, a new Google study has revealed. Keystroke logging is a type of surveillance software that once installed on a system, has the capability to record every keystroke made on that system. The recording […]




Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than …

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Google’s research sets out hijacking victims’ email providers and geographic locations. Image: Google Google has released the results of a year-long investigation into Gmail account hijacking, which finds that phishing is far riskier for users than data breaches, because of the additional information phishers collect. Hardly a week goes by without a new data breach […]




This phishing attack pretends to come from someone you trust

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Video: Google is the most-spoofed site for phishing campaigns A wave of cyberattacks is targeting organisations’ financial departments with a social engineering and phishing campaign designed to trick victims into downloading credential-stealing malware and other threats. Detailed by researchers at Barracuda Networks, the invoice impersonation attacks aim to persuade the victim that the messages are […]