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Phishing scams: How to get avoid getting duped

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x Embed x Share CLOSE Ransomware has resulted in payments of millions of dollars in recent years as desperate users cough up the money to regain access to crucial files and data. Newslook We’re talking about phishing scams again. The latest: online news site The Intercept said it had obtained a classified report purportedly from the NSA  that […]




Russians apparently ‘targeted US election via phishing attacks’

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If you’re a US citizen concerned about the integrity of presidential elections, the next paragraph might raise issues that are stressful to contemplate. in 2016, hackers had some success spear-phishing a US voting software company to target 122 election officials. The NSA detected and analysed the attacks in a report. Unfortunately, the report has now […]




Russians apparently ‘targeted US election via phishing attacks’

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If you’re a US citizen concerned about the integrity of presidential elections, the next paragraph might raise issues that are stressful to contemplate. in 2016, hackers had some success spear-phishing a US voting software company to target 122 election officials. The NSA detected and analysed the attacks in a report. Unfortunately, the report has now […]




Curiosity Kills Security When it Comes to Phishing

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Regardless of the amount of training and technology applied to phishing prevention, people are going to click on links, trust messages from supposedly known sources and get into trouble online. A recent academic paper collates the results of an experiment conducted with more than 1,200 German university students on the factors contributing to their willingness […]




Google Enhances Gmail With New Anti-Phishing Tools

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Credit: Geralt/Pixabay Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2017/06/05/google-enhances-gmail-with-new-anti-phishing-tools/




Don’t take the bait on phishing scams this summer

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Can you believe it’s June? Although the weather already feels like it, the calendar will soon officially tell us summer has begun. The time of the year filled with sun-soaked activities like fishing, camping and hiking makes it no surprise that June is recognized as “National Great Outdoors Month.” That’s right, 30 days dedicated to […]




Do not get hooked by a phishing scam

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‘Phishing’ is a common scam where fraudsters or hackers try to literally fish by divulging fraudulent e-mails to get your personal information, hoping to steal your identity and compromise your device. Users falling for these scams usually encounter financial losses, identity theft and, most of all, expose personalised passwords of their accounts. Thus, in today’s […]




Fort Smith Police Investigate Credit Card Phishing Scam

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department is working alongside local banks after more than a dozen people in the River Valley filed reports of fraudulent charges on their accounts within the last two weeks. One of those victims was business owner Redd Rahman. “I pulled up my account on my computer at […]




FBI: 8 Steps to Prevent Phishing Attacks

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Federal agency offers up best practices for businesses to lock down their operations against phishing attacks. The FBI has published tips for companies to protect themselves from the onslaught of phishing attacks slamming companies nationwide. Most of the bureau’s suggestions touch on the way employees respond to unsolicited emails coming into their inbox, whether it appears […]




Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing

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At the beginning of May, a phishing scam flooded the web, disguised as a typical Google Docs request. Some of the emails even appeared to come from acquaintances. If victims clicked through and granted seemingly innocuous permissions, they exposed their entire Gmail account to whoever was behind the scam. It was an explosive scheme. And […]




Area 1 Security stops phishing campaigns before they become attacks

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This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices. Click here to subscribe. Anyone who has spent any amount of time trying to secure their organization’s endpoints or network would not be surprised to learn that phishing is now the #1 delivery vehicle for malware and ransomware. According to Mandiant, phishing was used […]




Phishing Scam: Emirates airline probes fake online survey | Zawya …

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Sorry, we can’t find the page you are looking for. It looks like this was the result of either: A mistyped address An out-of-date bookmark in your web browser A broken link on our site A broken link on a search engine results page A broken link on someone else’s page Some things to try: […]




Phishing through homographs: Letters that look alike but lead you astray in some browsers

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When is an “a” not necessary the “a” you think it is? When a browser shows it as part of the URL in the location or smart-search field. Due to the late entry of non-Roman characters to domain names, a backwards-compatible method of representing them aids phishing. Unicode allows the representation of nearly all the […]




Investigation into phishing attack at Augusta University – WFXG FOX …

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The Versatility Project held its 1st annual Community Day at the Augusta Commons on May 27.  The Versatility Project is a community band that share interest in music and arts. And their inspiration is Augusta. The project wanted to share their passion with the CSRA through dance, music, and a acting. Organizers say it is […]




Investigation into phishing attack at Augusta University – WFXG FOX …

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The Versatility Project held its 1st annual Community Day at the Augusta Commons on May 27.  The Versatility Project is a community band that share interest in music and arts. And their inspiration is Augusta. The project wanted to share their passion with the CSRA through dance, music, and a acting. Organizers say it is […]