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Opinion: Some thoughts about Gizmodo’s Phishing story | CSO Online

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On Tuesday, Gizmodo published a story about how easy it was to get Trump Administration officials and associates to click a Phishing link. In order to do this, the Gizmodo Special Projects Desk developed a fake Google Docs email, complete with a false sign-in page. During the elections last November, President Trump and his staff […]




Mobile Technology Specialist Pioneering Out-of-Band Authentication to combat Mobile Identity Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Mobile Technology Specialist Pioneering Out-of-Band Authentication to combat Mobile Identity Fraud: Zurich, Switzerland – 10 May 2017 – Myriad Group AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MYRN), in the wake of recent reports of Mobile Identity fraud costing the …: Google Alert – Fraud Noel Edmonds seeks £50m compensation over HBOS […]




Team Macron praised for feeding phishing spies duff info • The …

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The Macron campaign reportedly used fake logins and docs to waste hacker resources and frustrate phishing attempts. Although the newly elected French president’s campaign was still hacked before the release of emails and other information last Friday, Team Macron’s interference tactics have been heralded by at least some security pundits as a smart move. It’s […]




How Google protects you against phishing

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Many email users have been targets of phishing attacks, where their personal information was targeted by cybercriminals. Google works to protect Gmail users against phishing attacks, and has explained how its systems work. “Every day, millions of phishing emails are blocked from reaching your inbox,” said Google. “We protect our users from phishing attacks in a […]




As long as humans have access to email, phishing will work

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An email has arrived, and it’s just for you. What a moment. Someone has something to share. It’s an old friend, or a current colleague, or maybe your former dentist. Dr. Scott has shared a document on Google Docs with you. That’s unusual, but Dr. Scott is all about business, not one to share documents […]




Google details how it clamped down on massive phishing scam

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Google shuts down a big security problem A phishing scam that would allow an attacker access to Google account information sees its end. by Iyaz Akhtar The internet was a flurry Wednesday over a sophisticated phishing scam that was circulating around to Google users. With the aim to steal access to users’ accounts, the attack […]




Modern Phishing Attempts Look More Legit, but the Methods Haven’t Changed Much

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You get a new email that looks like it’s from a friend, a company, a government official, or even a family member. All that’s in that email is a link. You click it, because, of course you do. You’re taken to a login page, where you enter your credentials. Then, that site turns out to […]




Massive phishing attack targets millions of Gmail users

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Taking steps to avoid phishing scams | Inquirer Technology

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he APWG says that it recorded or registered over 1.2 million individual phishing attacks over the course of 2016. Image: xijian/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews You may think it’s easy to spot an email phishing scam, but if, as a report in Fortune outlines, even two companies positioned at the absolute cutting-edge of high-tech progress can […]




Facebook and Google confirm falling victim to £77m phishing scam

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Facebook and Google confirm falling victim to £77m phishing scam Back in March, a Lithuanian man was arrested for duping two unnamed multinational internet companies via an email phishing attack. Google and Facebook have confirmed that they were the two companies that fell victim to the scam costing them $100 million (£77m). The man accused […]




Facebook And Google Fall Victims To A $100M Phishing Scam

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Facebook and Google were the victims of a $100M phishing scam. According to the Justice Department, the crook forged email addresses, invoices, and corporate stamps in order to impersonate a large Asian-based manufacturer with whom the tech firms regularly did business. The point was to trick companies into paying for computer supplies. IT security experts […]




Google and Facebook lose ‘£77million after falling for phishing scam sending cash to Lithuanian conman’

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GOOGLE and Facebook have admitted they were conned out of an alleged $100million (£77million) in a phishing scam. The two world’s biggest companies fell victim after a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked employees into wiring over the money to bank accounts that he controlled, Fortune reported on Thursday. Google confirmed that the company fell victim to […]




Google, Facebook employees duped of $100 million in phishing scam: Report

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In 2013, a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked employees of Facebook and Google into wiring over 0 million to bank accounts that he controlled In 2013, a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked employees of two major technology companies into wiring over $100 million to bank accounts that he controlled. Now, the two victim companies have been identified […]




Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme

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Google and Facebook were phished for over $100m, it has been reported, proving not even the biggest technology companies in the world are immune from the increasingly sophisticated attacks of online scammers. Last month it was reported that two major tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man into sending him over $100m (£77m). Evaldas […]




Macron campaign confirms phishing attempts, says no data stolen

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PARIS/FRANKFURT French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team confirmed on Wednesday that his party had been the target of a series of attempts to steal email credentials since January but that they had failed to compromise any campaign data. Macron’s party, known as “En Marche!” or “Onwards”, said it had been hit by at least […]