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Wounded Westpac hit with phishing scam amid online outage – ARN

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A new round of phishing emails purporting to come from Westpac has hit Australian inboxes as the bank works to restore its systems after a major outage. The phishing campaign, identified by email filtering company, MailGuard, comes a week after an earlier phishing email campaign containing claims of locked Westpac accounts attempted to get users’ […]




Making people your best defence against phishing | IT News Africa …

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Target 2 Consumer Alert: Puppy scams and phishing emails

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In this week’s Target 2 Consumer Alert roundup, a warning about fake emails and online pet adoption scams. CONSUMER PROTECTION PHISHING EMAILS Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection works to alert citizens about scams and fraud. Now impostors are using the agency’s name to rip people off. Impostors are sending out phishing emails […]




Cyber Crime Cell: Harassed and tangled up in phishing net

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CHENNAI: The Cyber Crime Cell in Chennai itself gets close to 25 complaints a day broadly involving phishing calls and online harassment of women. Experts said it won’t be wrong to peg the number of complaints in the state at around 400-500 a day. They said this is a gross underestimation, as many people do […]




Phishing Attacks Using SSL Spike

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Phishing crews increasingly are using sites with valid SSL certificates in order to make their attacks appear more legitimate, a new report shows. In the last couple of years it has become much easier and faster for site owners to obtain SSL certificates for their sites, thanks to the emergence of free CAs such as […]




Phishing scams: How to get avoid getting duped

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x Embed x Share CLOSE Ransomware has resulted in payments of millions of dollars in recent years as desperate users cough up the money to regain access to crucial files and data. Newslook We’re talking about phishing scams again. The latest: online news site The Intercept said it had obtained a classified report purportedly from the NSA  that […]




Russians apparently ‘targeted US election via phishing attacks’

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If you’re a US citizen concerned about the integrity of presidential elections, the next paragraph might raise issues that are stressful to contemplate. in 2016, hackers had some success spear-phishing a US voting software company to target 122 election officials. The NSA detected and analysed the attacks in a report. Unfortunately, the report has now […]




Russians apparently ‘targeted US election via phishing attacks’

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If you’re a US citizen concerned about the integrity of presidential elections, the next paragraph might raise issues that are stressful to contemplate. in 2016, hackers had some success spear-phishing a US voting software company to target 122 election officials. The NSA detected and analysed the attacks in a report. Unfortunately, the report has now […]




Curiosity Kills Security When it Comes to Phishing

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Regardless of the amount of training and technology applied to phishing prevention, people are going to click on links, trust messages from supposedly known sources and get into trouble online. A recent academic paper collates the results of an experiment conducted with more than 1,200 German university students on the factors contributing to their willingness […]




Google Enhances Gmail With New Anti-Phishing Tools

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Credit: Geralt/Pixabay Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2017/06/05/google-enhances-gmail-with-new-anti-phishing-tools/