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Phishing: Would you fall for one of these scam emails?

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Phishing scams continue to be an effective method. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Staff are still falling for phishing scams, with social media friend requests and emails pretending to come from the HR department among the ones most likely to fool workers into handing over usernames and passwords. Your password is probably useless, says coding guru Jeff […]




Zero-days? Sexy, sure, but crap passwords and phishing are probably more pressing

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A new study from RAND Corporation concluded that zero-day vulnerabilities – security flaws that developers haven’t got around to patching or aren’t aware of – have an average life expectancy of 6.9 years. The research, based on rare access to a dataset of more than 200 such vulnerabilities, also looked at how frequently the same […]




Instagram phishing apps pulled from Google Play

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Security researchers have discovered 13 new Instagram credential-stealing apps on Google Play. The malicious apps, which pose as tools for either managing or boosting Instagram follower numbers, are actually designed to phish for Instagram credentials. The stolen credentials allow hackers to abuse compromised accounts in order to distribute spam and ads, enriching crooks in the […]




Phishing: Draining the corporate bottom line

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Quick quiz — how many of you have not experienced a phishing attack on your organization in the last month?  I suspect that there are not many hands up. As you likely know, phishing is a pervasive problem for the corporate world, and the problem is growing. One organization I work with has seen a […]




9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund

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Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware. Image Source: Flickr Tax season has arrived – and so have the scammers. Unfortunately, crooks either prey on people’s sense of fairness and willingness to comply with authority, or appeal to […]




Personalized Scam Emails on the Rise

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Hackers are taking the time to get to know smaller colleges. IT departments at smaller institutions are reporting that they are spending increasing amounts of time protecting against the kind of sophisticated, personalized attacks that once plagued mostly large research universities. Gone are the days of typo-ridden emails with questionable grammar addressed to “Dear Sir.” […]




A phishing campaign about nothing

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Not using a message saves the bad guys time and money.  A new phishing campaign that has taken a Jerry Seinfeld-like approach with its scam by making the email about nothing by not including any text in the email body, just an attachment, is also abusing web hosting providers at a prodigious rate. Unlike almost […]




FTC Study Finds Online Businesses Not Doing Enough To Prevent Phishing

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A study released by the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Office of Technology Research and Investigation has found that most major online businesses don’t have enough cybersecurity and are not doing enough to prevent consumers from phishing attacks. Phishing is an email scam where cyber criminals send a consumer an email that appears to be from a reliable […]




Let’s Go Phishing! | Fisher Phillips – JDSupra

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Emails, lots and lots of emails, filling our inboxes. Even with the best security and filters, it seems that hackers are simply building better mousetraps. The bigger problem, however, is the trusting nature of individuals who open emails that they shouldn’t. Phishing emails appear to come from a trusted source; such as a supervisor, client […]




Hacker Tracker: Cybercriminals Take The Phishing Path To Steal Money

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When something works for cybercriminals, they stick with it. Especially when it comes to phishing schemes, which typically don’t take as much effort but can result in huge payouts. Andrey Pozhogin, cybersecurity expert at Kaspersky Lab North America, joined PYMNTS to discuss the latest trends across the financial cyberthreat landscape and why the widespread threats of […]




Student nabbed over phishing scams in Isabela

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Your money: How to safeguard yourself against phishing or malware attacks

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Phishing scam claims North Perth victim

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The OPP is letting the public know about a phishing scam. This comes after it caught a victim in North Perth. The OPP says an employee at an undisclosed business got an email that seemed to be from the owner of the business. It asked the employee to electronically transfer a large amount of money. […]




Google Gmail Scam: Chrome Update Fixes Sneaky Phishing Trick …

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Google has countered a “highly effective” phishing scam that in recent months impacted users of its Gmail email service. Scammers had been tricking people into divulging their passwords by directing them to lookalike login pages that tripped no alarms in the victim’s web browser. Security researchers at WordFence, a company that makes security tools for […]




Social media makes phishing attacks easy

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People like getting friend requests on social media, and hackers are using that to launch successful phishing campaigns. This is according to a new report released by phishd by MMR InfoSecurity. After reviewing simulated attack campaigns targeting almost a million users, phishd by MMR InfoSecurity says that social media is the most effective lure to […]