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Top Story: Delete these PayPal and Amazon emails immediately! They’re phishing scams

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Cybercriminals have been out in full force to kick-off 2017. Malware, data breaches and ransomware scams have been popping up everywhere. We even learned recently that hackers have been stepping up their attacks on Mac computers. Another favorite ploy for scammers is phishing. In fact, there are a couple phishing emails making the rounds that […]




Phishing campaign uses Yahoo breach to hook email

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By Joan Goodchild | Editor-in-Chief |Follow Article source: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3171634/security-awareness/phishing-campaign-uses-yahoo-breach-to-hook-email.html




Phishing: Inside the New Attacks

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Fraud , Phishing Agari’s Markus Jakobsson on How the Attackers are Getting Stealthier Tom Field (SecurityEditor) • February 16, 2017     Immediately after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there was a phishing attack that impressed experts with its ingenuity. Markus Jakobbson of Agari discusses this and other recent attacks – and what we must […]




Time to Stop Shaming Phishing Victims

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It is time to stop the blaming and shaming of phishing victims. Granted, end users should know better than to click on random attachments, but crooks are getting better at crafting clever emails that can fool even experienced professionals. And that’s just half the problem. Phishing Scams Becoming Harder to Spot While professional phishing messages […]




Amnesty International uncovers phishing campaign against human …

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reader comments 18 Over the course of the last year, a number of human rights organizations, labor unions, and journalists were targeted in a “phishing” campaign that attempted to steal the Google credentials of targets by luring them into viewing documents online. The campaign, uncovered by Amnesty International, is interesting largely because of the extent […]




One Step Ahead: Protecting Against Phishing

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One Step Ahead: Protecting Against Phishing Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems Computing and Audit, Compliance Privacy. According to Verizon’s 2016 Breach Report, “phishing” — the attempt to obtain sensitive information or gain access to a system through deceitful email— continues to be a major source of fraud, resulting […]




Avoiding W-2 phishing scams

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CHEYENNE – The Internal Revenue Service is warning businesses and organizations alike to beware a W-2 phishing scam that seems to be expanding its target list this year, and has already claimed at least one victim in Wyoming. While identity theft attempts take a wide variety of forms, the relatively recent notion of the W-2 […]




New spear phishing campaign uses multiple scripts to customize attacks on enterprises

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Asia’s Source for Enterprise Network Knowledge Article source: http://www.networksasia.net/article/new-spear-phishing-campaign-uses-multiple-scripts-customize-attacks-enterprises.1486911614




College students are the latest targets of aggressive phishing scams

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A wave of nationwide phishing scams is targeting college students, according to reports from Louisiana State University, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Amherst College, Wellesley College, Dartmouth College and more. Students have reported several different types of online scams. One involves emails that contain phony job opportunities and request one’s personal data, advised the Department of Homeland […]




Old Mutual impersonator still at it with phishing scam

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JOHANNESBURG – A marketing and sales team purporting to represent Old Mutual Financial Services has re-emerged and is offering fraudulent loans to the public at 5% interest in an effort to get hold of personal details and solicit upfront payment for the release of loans. This type of phishing scam has become popular over the […]




Beware the latest tax-season spear-phishing scam

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You may have heard of the CEO scam: that’s where spear-phishers impersonate a CEO to hit up a company for sensitive information. That’s what happened to Snapchat, when an email came in to its payroll department, masked as an email from CEO Evan Spiegel and asking for employee payroll information. Snapchat’s payroll department fell for […]




Report: IRS-related phishing scams seen running rampant | Network …

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If this year is anything like last we are in the midst of phishers’ attempts to trick taxpayers, employers and tax preparers into giving up information that will allow attackers to file bogus tax returns and collect IRS refunds, according to PhishLabs’ annual phishing report. The latest Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report, which has data […]




Phishing: Another thing we can blame on Brexit

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Ransomware attacks are increasingly focusing on organisations that are more likely to pay up, such as healthcare, government, critical infrastructure, education, and small businesses. Phishing volume grew by an average of more than 33 per cent across the five most-targeted industries, according to a study by PhishLabs out Tuesday. File-encrypting ransomware has become the predominant […]




Chrome Considers Restricting Data URLs to Combat Phishing

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(No Ratings Yet) Loading… Data URL phishing has Google thinking restrictions. Chrome is considering limiting the functionality of data: URLs in order to curb mis-use of the URL scheme by phishers. Data: is a URL scheme, similar to schemes like http: and tel: which most users are more familiar with. Each one of these has a […]




IRS Warns Of New W-2 Phishing Attacks

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The infamous Form W-2 email phishing scam plaguing the corporate sector now targeting school districts, tribal organizations, nonprofits, others. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning that the infamous Form W-2 phishing scam that traditionally has targeted corporations now is being used to dupe school districts, tribal organizations, restaurant chains, temp agenices, healthcare, shipping and […]