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SA at higher risk of phishing scams: report

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South Africa is at higher risk of data breaches stemming from phishing scams. This is according to the South Africa Phishing Response Trends Report commissioned by phishing defence solutions firm PhishMe and delivered by market survey consultant Censuswide. The research is based on a survey of 100 IT professionals, largely senior decision-makers, from firms belonging […]




Phishing Simulation Training Escalation

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Phishing simulation training is a staple of many security awareness programs. In the latest State of the Phish annual research report by security company Wombat, 76% of information security professionals reported that their organizations were victimized by phishing. It is also big business. The firm Cybersecurity Ventures is predicting that “global spending on security awareness […]




Don’t get hooked: Anatomy of a phishing attack

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It seems like almost a daily occurrence that I get an email or a phone call from someone who has either been victimized by a phishing attack or is seeing something unexpected on their computer and is not quite sure what to do about it. For IT pros, this trend should be deeply concerning. Even […]




Phishing remains a top tactic for cyberattacks on businesses

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Phishing attacks are simple exploits, but they’re also devastating. TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson met with Oren Falkowitz, CEO of Area 1 Security to discuss why it’s challenging to eradicate these simple hacks. “Phishing attacks really rely on one key element and that is authenticity,” Falkowitz said. It lures on the inevitability of users who think they’re […]




Russian hackers are laying the groundwork to spy on the US Senate, cybersecurity firm says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow Thomson Reuters The cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found evidence that Russian hackers targeted the US Senate’s internal email system in mid-2017. The phishing emails, while not advanced in nature, are often “the starting point […]




University on pace to see over 3600 phishing emails come through the servers

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Duo authentication is optional unless you’ve had a compromised account. Right now, we have about 600 users doing the two-step authentication for email. Not all are victims of clicking on a fraudulent link; some are just being proactive. We haven’t had any problems from accounts being overtaken when users have Duo authentication with their email. […]




Phishing the phishers: Sneaky crooks put backdoors into kits for wannabe fraudsters

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Video: Think cybercriminals are happy about the rise of ransomware? Think again must read Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict Every device had become a battleground. Here’s everything you need to know. Read More It seems the old warning ‘you get what you pay for’ can just as easily be applied […]




2018 Winter Olympics being used as phishing attack bait

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2018 Winter Olympics being used as phishing attack bait The opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea is still a month away, but cyber-criminals have already started using it as part of their social engineering plans in several phishing attacks aimed at groups involved with the games. The attack centres around emails […]




Cops warn over convincing Debenhams receipt phishing scam …

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In the fake e-receipt scammers used the Debenhams logo and transaction ID  Also included in receipt is a link to a website where victim’s information is stolen  Action Fraud say they have been inundated with reports about the scam E-receipts are carbon copies of ones issued to people who buy goods in store By Tariq […]




Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30000 Medicaid recipients

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Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it’s the ease of the hacks that’s scary — and Florida knows this first-hand. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for as many as 30,000 Medicaid recipients. One of its staffers fell for a “malicious phishing email” […]




Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30000 Medicaid recipients

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Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it’s the ease of the hacks that’s scary — and Florida knows this first-hand. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for as many as 30,000 Medicaid recipients. One of its staffers fell for a “malicious phishing email” […]




Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30000 Medicaid recipients

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Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it’s the ease of the hacks that’s scary — and Florida knows this first-hand. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for as many as 30,000 Medicaid recipients. One of its staffers fell for a “malicious phishing email” […]




Bronson investigating possible phishing scam | WOODTV.com

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Bronson Healthcare Group is investigating a possible phishing scam that could impact patients’ records. Bronson officials said an employee opened an email that they thought was from Bronson, which started the possible security breach. When the employee opened the email, hackers were able to enter some employee email accounts, one […]




One surprising statistic explains why phishing will remain the most common cyberattack for the next few years

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Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: One in two computer users will click on a link from an unknown sender.—Friedrich Alexander University, 2016 It’s time to shift the security emphasis and burden of responsibility for phishing attacks away from companies and onto their employees. — TechRepublic A new report […]




Barracuda Networks buys phishing simulation company PhishLine …

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Intro: Cloud – How to Do SaaS Right Storage, backup, and security appliance vendor Barracuda Networks announced that it has acquired phishing simulation SaaS company PhishLine. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. on techrepublic Windows 10: Here are the big new features to look out for in 2018 Due to the public way […]