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PhishNet: Your best phishing trip

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While it may seem bonkers to anyone who lives and breathes in the digital space, the importance of cybersecurity has taken a while to hit the mainstream’s radar. This all changed this year thanks to the arrival of some particularly nasty malware that spread like wildfire through computer networks on a global scale. First up, […]




Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

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The world is moving online, and so is crime. One of the most common cyber crimes that often target innocent individuals is phishing. Phishing refers to fraudulent electronic communication which attempts to steal personal data, especially for financial theft. Despite advancements in technology worldwide, such decades-old crimes still keep happening. Here’s how you can keep […]




How to spot phishing emails and avoid being scammed

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The technique known as “phishing” is used by internet crooks to try to steal the web users’ identity or personal data (passwords, bank details, social security number, etc.), via fraudulent emails with links to fake or compromised websites. Here are a few things to keep in mind when opening emails to avoid falling victim to […]




How to spot phishing emails and avoid being scammed

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The technique known as “phishing” is used by internet crooks to try to steal the web users’ identity or personal data (passwords, bank details, social security number, etc.), via fraudulent emails with links to fake or compromised websites. Here are a few things to keep in mind when opening emails to avoid falling victim to […]




Nigerian Man Charged in US Phishing Scam

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A Nigerian man who overstayed his U.S. visa has been arrested in connection with a phishing scam and charged with fraud and identity theft. Police in North Carolina arrested Daniel Adekunle Ojo for his role in a cybercrime that sought the tax information of 1,600 school district workers in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Prosecutors said Ojo sent […]




Sky TV customers warned about online phishing scam

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Sky TV customers are being warned that they may be targets for an online phishing scam. In an email sent to customers this afternoon, the company warned customers against giving out their personal information. “Please be aware that Sky customers may be the target of an online phishing scam that is claiming to offer gifts […]




The TECH Column | Protecting Yourself and Enterprise Against Phishing Attacks – By @JoelOseiga

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Over the last few weeks I have discussed various ways to protect yourself and your computer from malicious users and software of different types both offline and online. Quite interestingly is the fact that there are so many types of computer attacks and the only way to stay secure is to abide by most of […]




AV-Comparatives’ anti-phishing results for 2017 put Avast … – PCWorld

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AV-Comparatives recently released its round-up of the best security software for 2017 in two categories: anti-phishing and parental controls. It also released a breakdown of 15 free vs. paid antivirus solutions. Of the test, four security solutions passed the AV-Comparatives’ anti-phishing challenge for 2017, and three made it past the company’s parental controls tests. Why […]




How to Shake the Hook After a Phishing Attack

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Phishing is a key part of the threat actor’s toolkit, especially to get cyberattacks off the ground. As noted by Dark Reading, some estimates suggested that 91 percent of all cyberattacks start with a phishing attack. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given the increasing sophistication of automated security tools and the reliable social pressure […]




Techniques for dealing with ransomware, business e-mail compromise and spearphishing

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Phishing, spearphishing, CEO fraud/business e-mail compromise (BEC) and ransomware represent a group of critical security threats that virtually every organisation will encounter at some point – and most already have. While phishing actually started in the 1995-1996 While phishing actually started in the 1995-1996 timeframe, it became a much more serious problem in the mid-2000s. […]




The Lazy Habits of Phishing Attackers

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Most hackers who phish accounts do little to hide their tracks or even mine all of the data they can from phished accounts, mostly because they can afford to be lazy. The next time a crisis communication manager states that their organization suffered from a “highly sophisticated” attack, someone may want to cross-check that with […]




The Lazy Habits of Phishing Attackers

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Most hackers who phish accounts do little to hide their tracks or even mine all of the data they can from phished accounts, mostly because they can afford to be lazy. The next time a crisis communication manager states that their organization suffered from a “highly sophisticated” attack, someone may want to cross-check that with […]




IRS warns about spear phishing

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Randy Hutchinson(Photo: Submitted)   Spear phishing is not a sport. It’s a scam and the IRS has issued an alert to tax professionals to be wary of it. Their clients may be the ultimate victims. Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, defines spear phishing as “an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific […]




Bridge Security, Hot Truck Investigation, Synthetic Identity Fraud, and More

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Bridge Security, Hot Truck Investigation, Synthetic Identity Fraud, and More: Another GAO report assessed synthetic identify fraud, a growing trend where criminals combine real and/or fictitious personal identifying information to …: Google Alert – Fraud Director of Data Science, Fraud: As a key member of the HBC Customer Loyalty, […]




Tech, not people, will help stop phishing attacks

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Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe. Corporate cyberdefenses that rely on training workers to recognize and not click on malicious emails are destined to failure and must be replaced with technology, said security engineer at Black Hat 2017. Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe, told the large crowd at her ichthyology: Phishing as […]