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Phishing through homographs: Letters that look alike but lead you astray in some browsers

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When is an “a” not necessary the “a” you think it is? When a browser shows it as part of the URL in the location or smart-search field. Due to the late entry of non-Roman characters to domain names, a backwards-compatible method of representing them aids phishing. Unicode allows the representation of nearly all the […]




Investigation into phishing attack at Augusta University – WFXG FOX …

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The Versatility Project held its 1st annual Community Day at the Augusta Commons on May 27.  The Versatility Project is a community band that share interest in music and arts. And their inspiration is Augusta. The project wanted to share their passion with the CSRA through dance, music, and a acting. Organizers say it is […]




Investigation into phishing attack at Augusta University – WFXG FOX …

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The Versatility Project held its 1st annual Community Day at the Augusta Commons on May 27.  The Versatility Project is a community band that share interest in music and arts. And their inspiration is Augusta. The project wanted to share their passion with the CSRA through dance, music, and a acting. Organizers say it is […]




DOI Phishing Attack Compromised 8 Gmail Accounts

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A phishing attack in January  2016 gave hackers illegal access to the Department of Interior network through remote logins on at least eight Gmail accounts, according to a report released May 24 by the Office of the Investigator General at DOI. The OIG began its investigation in January 2016 and ended in November 2016. Because […]




Russian spies may have backed email phishing campaign in effort …

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New evidence of a global espionage campaign involving email phishing attacks and leaked falsified documents emerged on Thursday, with clues suggesting the Russian government might have been involved. The targets spanned government, industry, military and civil society groups, each with ties to Russia or Russian interests, a report by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab suggests. Although there is no definitive proof of […]




Phishing scam targets NAB customers with fake website

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NAB online banking customers are the latest target of an email scam that tells victims their account has been disabled before prompting them to enter their password into a fake website. The email sent to NAB customers tells recipients their bank account has been disabled and prompts them to click a link to reactivate their account. The email sent by scammers. […]




Warning after WannaCry sets off fake BT phishing attack – Naked …

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In one of the most predictable phishing campaigns of the year, criminals last week started sending out emails purporting to be from BT warning of “cyber breaches on an international scale”. In pastiche English that is still the giveaway in most phishing emails, the message implores recipients to “confirm a security upgrade” because “deficiency to […]




Warning after WannaCry sets off fake BT phishing attack

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In one of the most predictable phishing campaigns of the year, criminals last week started sending out emails purporting to be from BT warning of “cyber breaches on an international scale”. In pastiche English that is still the giveaway in most phishing emails, the message implores recipients to “confirm a security upgrade” because “deficiency to […]




Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone …

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Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore. News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend. […]




Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone, on guard

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Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore. News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend. […]




Crooks use WannaCrypt hysteria as hook for BT-branded phishing emails

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Scoundrels have latched on to the WannaCrypt outbreak as a theme for scam emails. Coincidentally some consumers are receiving seemingly genuine warnings from their ISPs related to suspected infection during last week’s worldwide ransomware outbreak. Action Fraud warned about a dodgy email trying to trick BT customers on Thursday. Alert: We have fresh reports about […]




DocuSign confirms customer email addresses were stolen and used in phishing campaign

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DocuSign, the owner of eSignature, one of the most popular digital signature services, said today that a database of customer email addresses was breached and used in a phishing campaign that began last week. The phishing emails were designed to look like they were sent by DocuSign and had subject lines that said “Completed: [domain name] – Wire transfer […]




Phishing case an ‘isolated attempt’, not related to recent cyberattacks

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SINGAPORE: An “isolated phishing attempt” at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is not related to the recent cyberattacks it was victim to, the university said on Thursday (May 18). It was hit by a phishing incident on Tuesday when computer science research fellow Prosanta Gope clicked on a link in a phishing e-mail, which […]




Phishing campaign alerts DocuSign to customer data breach

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As it turns out, “a malicious third party” had managed to break into a “non-core system” that DocuSign uses to send out service announcement emails. This is why the phishing campaign has been so accurately targeting customers, though the red flag here is that emails ask recipients to download a Microsoft Word document (containing malware), […]




DocuSign confirms customer emails were stolen and used in phishing campaign

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DocuSign, the owner of eSignature, one of the most popular digital signature services, said today that a database of customer emails was breached and used in a phishing campaign that began last week. The phishing emails were designed to look like they were sent by DocuSign and had subject lines that said “Completed: [domain name]  – Wire transfer for […]