Phishing stories - Page 1
The most wonderful time of the year - for cybercriminals
For cybercriminals, it is the season to scam millions of dollars from unsuspecting people and companies.
CTOs see human error, ransomware and phishing as biggest security threats
Despite the inexorable rise of ransomware in the last couple of years, the biggest security concern in the minds of CTOs remains the potential impact of human error.
Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Phishing was one of the highest incident categories from October to December last year.
Phishing emails double in November as COVID-19 spurs hacker appetite
Coronavirus is responsible for the increase in hacker appetite, as shoppers rely more on e-shopping this year to practice social distancing.
Spike in phishing scams expected ahead of holiday shopping season
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a spike in phishing attacks this holiday season, with cybercriminals expected to impersonate delivery companies.
Shoppers warned against scams ahead of Black Friday, holiday shopping season
Almost a fifth of New Zealanders have experienced a scamming event when shopping online.
Gmail bait attacks targeting business - Barracuda report
Bait attacks launched via Gmail and other free email services could be making businesses in Asia Pacific vulnerable to targeted phishing attacks and other threats.
New research finds alarming jump in phishing attacks
There has been alarming advances in the scale and sophistication of phishing attacks perpetrated by the adversary against organisations.
Scammers using Google Ads to steal $500k of cryptocurrency
"What’s most alarming is that multiple scammer groups are bidding for keywords on Google Ads, which is likely a signal of the success."
Attacks in phishing emails with business, IT and HR focus becoming increasingly dangerous
“Social engineering attacks continue to be one of the top ways malicious hackers breach organisations and/or cause damage."
Tech support scams are the number 1 phishing threat - report
“Tech support scams are effective because they prey on fear, uncertainty and doubt to trick recipients into believing they face a dire cybersecurity threat."
COVID: Proof of vaccination phishing scam hits the web
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen cybercriminals leverage Covid-related trends as lures in their phishing campaigns."
New email detection launched for Google Workspace to detect spear phishing
"Phishing is responsible for 95% of all breaches including the latest high-profile ransomware exploits."
Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting YouTube creators with cookie theft malware
Cookie Theft, or pass-the-cookie attack, is a session hijacking technique that enables access to user accounts with session cookies stored in the browser.
Technology, not training, protects users from phishing
Businesses should prioritise utilisation of readily available authentication technologies to prevent the ongoing phishing threat.
Email: Still the number one threat vector
Just as cyber-criminals are ever honing their methods to increase their chances of success, so must security teams.
Why phishing is a bigger threat than ransomware
Preventing today’s increasingly dynamic phishing attempts requires next-generation ‘on-device’ web security that can block phishing sites.
Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe amongst top brands impersonated in phishing attacks
“Gone are the days of the bulk spam and phishing attacks, and here to stay is the highly targeted spear phishing email."
A third of suspicious emails reported by employees are phishing
New research has found 33% of emails employees report as phishing are either malicious or highly suspect.
Layered security strategy vital to combat Microsoft 365 phishing threat
"The layered strategy needs to include real-time detection of zero-day and unique phishing threats."
New spear phishing detection and response service launched for Microsoft 365
Current email defenses, including Microsoft 365 built-in security, miss up to 65% of targeted attacks.
Hackers targeting home Wi-Fi routers to steal data
"Many users do nothing to protect their smart devices," says security firm.
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
The new normal of cybersecurity: Ransomware, phishing and zero trust
"When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, cyber criminals saw their opportunity, and they took it."