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Why 2017’s Phishing Attacks Teach Us All to Beware

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At the end of 2016, we claimed it was the year that phishing went mainstream. Yet the first half of 2017 has seen the main ‘stream’ turned into a torrent. In Q1 alone, Kaspersky Labs products “blocked 51 million attempts to open a phishing page.” That same report found that 1 in 8 attacks targeted […]




Phishing: These are the days of the week when you’re most at risk

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amnachphoto, Getty Images/iStockphoto Companies face different security threats depending on the day of the week, with fraud and phishing peaking mid-week and more malicious code detected on a Monday. A report from security company eSentire found the biggest number of security threats are detected on weekdays, largely because that is when workers are at their […]




White Paper: Office 365 and Fighting Phishing Attempts

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I do not believe that a day goes by when most email users receive some form of a phishing email in their inboxes. It is obviously a lucrative business for spammers and phishers because I don’t think they would continue trying to give you money or reward you free prizes if it was not a […]




Cybersecurity Experts Offer Advice on Handling Phishing Scams

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Local News LUBBOCK, TX – Experts in the cybersecurity field warned about the dangers of email privacy, after Abernathy ISD fell victim to a phishing scam last week. “Phishing attacks are very popular today because the bad guys can do it from anywhere,” Russ Horn, president of Conetrix said. Conetrix is an information technology and […]




Metacert’s Paul Walsh on ICOs, phishing, and the future of fake …

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Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you click. Further, he’s found great traction with ICO creators who are using the software to keep people from sending their investors to doctored websites. In […]




The Dangers Of Phishing – Forbes

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Post written by Ricardo Villadiego Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/09/14/the-dangers-of-phishing/




The Dangers Of Phishing – Forbes

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Post written by Ricardo Villadiego Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/09/14/the-dangers-of-phishing/




Metacert’s Paul Walsh on ICOs, phishing, and the future of fake news

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Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you click. Further, he’s found great traction with ICO creators who are using the software to keep people from sending their investors to doctored websites. In […]




How HMRC implemented DMARC to stop 300 million phishing emails

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Unless you live in a world that’s free from emails, and what a utopia that would be, then you’ve almost certainly been the recipient of messages purporting to be from reputable companies and even government agencies that you would ordinarily deal with. Known as phishing scams, these messages, some of which are extremely sophisticated, are […]




Phishing scam emails claim to be from watchdog group

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Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A new phishing scam targeting business owners and consumers is using a watchdog group’s logo claiming […]




Frost & Sullivan Report Highlights Rise in Phishing Attacks

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Have you ever unknowingly opened and responded to a phishing email or fallen victim to a phishing attack? A recent report by Frost Sullivan titled “You’ve Been Phished, Again! Solution: Eliminate the Click-It Temptation,” discussed just how susceptible we all are to these fraudulent attacks and what can be done to avoid them. How Do […]




‘Trust your instincts’: Local computer experts warn against phishing scams

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Herfindahl said up until recently, he’d see one or two people reporting so-called “Call this number, you have a virus” phishing scams each week. A few weeks ago, he had a dozen customers who had problems related to such a scam. He said numbers have stayed similar. Herfindahl said the “Call this number, you have […]




Back to school: Warning over phishing scam targeting students …

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A phishing scam is targeting students ahead of the new academic year. Image: iStock Students heading to university this month have been warned to watch out for a phishing email scam which looks to steal their personal information for the purposes of identity theft and fraud. The UK’s fraud and cyber crime centre Action Fraud […]




When it Comes to Phishing the Best Defense is Education

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(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading… Users need to know what to look for before they’ll know if they’re being phished Phishing is one of the biggest threats facing internet users. Period. That’s largely due to the level of human ingenuity needed to successfully phish someone—especially nowadays. Phishing requires social engineering to succeed, […]




The DNC’s Technology Chief is Phishing His Staff. Good. | WIRED

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If you are among the millions of Americans concerned about cybersecurity at the Democratic National Committee—and how could you not be?—then the home of the party’s tech braintrust might not give you much hope. The tiny, charmless office, with “DNC Tech” scribbled in dry-erase marker on the door, contains one desk and two computer monitors. […]