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Hey Phishing, You Old Foe — Catch This Cognitive Drift?

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Phishing is one of the internet’s oldest online threats. Its history traces back to the mid-1990s, but it unfortunately continues to escalate in numbers. Based on social engineering, phishing can be delivered to an email address or through an SMS message with a URL inside. It can even come from inside a document saved locally […]




Vishing, phishing and smishing – do you know the risks?

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The Post reported yesterday on a ‘smishing’ scam which tries to get hold of your bank details. It involves sending a text message telling a user they need to reactivate their bank account. But the scary thing is that it can use message threads which have previously been genuine. It can be increasingly worrying trying […]




Before phishing scam came along, report showed San Marcos at risk – Austin American

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“There are so many phishing emails and direct calls going around, that if a new employee does not understand the risk on their first day, there is huge security risk to the City,” Sturm wrote in June 2016. “Yes, we have been lucky so far.” Article source: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/before-phishing-scam-came-along-report-showed-san-marcos-risk/IWsqS7bRg4wjzeODLXWwEJ/




Phishing 101 at the School of Hard Knocks

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A recent, massive spike in sophisticated and successful phishing attacks is prompting many universities to speed up timetables for deploying mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) — requiring a one-time code in addition to a password — for access to student and faculty services online. This is the story of one university that accelerated plans to require 2FA […]




Phishing 101 at the School of Hard Knocks

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A recent, massive spike in sophisticated and successful phishing attacks is prompting many universities to speed up timetables for deploying mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) — requiring a one-time code in addition to a password — for access to student and faculty services online. This is the story of one university that accelerated plans to require 2FA […]




Lithuanian man’s phishing tricked US tech companies into wiring over $100m

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Two major American tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man’s phishing scheme into wiring him over $100m, according to the justice department. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was arrested last week by Lithuanian authorities and charged on Monday by prosecutors in the southern district of New York. Announced on Wednesday, the charges of wire fraud, money […]




Let’s Encrypt Has Issued Certificates to Over 14,000 PayPal …

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(19 votes, average: 2.26 out of 5) Loading… Over 14,000 SSL Certificates issued to PayPal phishing sites. Earlier this month I discussed the use of Let’s Encrypt certificates on PayPal phishing sites. In that article I asked Let’s Encrypt to stop issuing certificates containing the term “PayPal” because of the high likelihood they would be […]




How to Avoid Phishing Emails | WIRED

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You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, […]




Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them

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You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, […]




Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Hit in W-2 Phishing Scam

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Just a friendly reminder that phishing scams which spoof the boss and request W-2 tax data on employees are intensifying as tax time nears. The latest victim shows that even cybersecurity experts can fall prey to these increasingly sophisticated attacks. On Thursday, March 16, the CEO of Defense Point Security, LLC — a Virginia company that […]




How to Stay Safe From Email Phishing Scams

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Google, and let Russians steal thousands of sensitive political emails. In the same way, hackers obtained private photos of celebrities like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence by sending them password reset requests that appeared to be from Apple. Get Data Sheet, Fortune‘s technology newsletter. And it’s not just famous people. More and more, scammers are […]




FBI: Russian hackers likely used a simple phishing email on a Yahoo employee to hack 500 million user accounts

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Continue to Business Insider » You will be redirected in seconds. Article source: http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-yahoo-hackers-used-spear-phishing-email-gain-access-500-million-accounts-2017-3




New Gmail phishing scam is dangerously clever | Inquirer Technology

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Image: INQUIRER.net Phishing scams are some of the worst when it comes to things that you need to watch out for on the internet. They’re often cleverly implemented and enticingly clickable. A new scam is currently making the rounds in Gmail inboxes and it is by far one of the cleverest to date. The new […]




Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016: There were 172,919 incidents of identity fraud last year. It now represents 53.3% of all fraud recorded by Cifas, of which 88% occurred online.: Google Alert – Fraud Cross-border Fraud Management: Cross-border Fraud Management. IN 2015. ACI enabled merchants to prevent. […]




Don’t get caught in a phishing scam – KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

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Phishing scams, better known to civilians as phony emails and webpages that can leave you in a bind. Regional Director, Kelly Trevino with the Better Business Bureau warns what to watch out for. “When con artists create emails, links or webpages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source, it could prompt you to share sensitive […]