Attacker uses tricky technique of Excel 4.0 in Malspam campaign

Credit to Author: Anjali Raut| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 12:56:15 +0000

Use of Phishing emails is not new for cyber-attack and is still one of the classic strategies to compromise a victim’s machine. Cyber criminals lure victims to open email attachments (mostly Doc and XLS files) by faking them to look like important one using keywords like invoice, payment, finance, order…

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Instagram clamps down on fake messages with anti-phishing tool

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:51:50 +0000

We take a look at a new anti-phishing feature Instagram hopes will cut down on imitation messages and other social engineering attempts.

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Throwback Thursday: Everybody gets an F

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 03:00:00 -0700

As the IT communications manager at this university, pilot fish is the person who sends out memos about IT policy to users. And he does just that when a phishing email starts circulating on campus.

Never send your user name and password to anyone via email, he warns them, and to give them an example of what to look out for, he pastes in the text of the phishing attempt.

Within minutes, his inbox is flooded with responses from students sending him their campus passwords, their Gmail passwords, their Yahoo passwords and more.

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How to securely send your personal information

Credit to Author: Seth Rosenblatt| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0000

On its own, email is not safe for sending credit card or passport numbers. Here’s how to securely send personal information over the Internet.

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Beware! Email attachments can make you victim of spear phishing attacks

Credit to Author: Prashant Tilekar| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:15:28 +0000

In the last few months, we’ve seen a sudden increase in Spear Phishing attacks. Spear phishing is a variation of a phishing scam wherein hackers send a targeted email to an individual which appears to be from a trusted source. In this type of attack, the attacker uses social engineering tricks and some…

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5 ways to instantly detect a phishing email and save yourself from phishing attack

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:06:17 +0000

Phishing is a fraudulent activity to trick you into revealing your personal and confidential information. This information usually includes bank account details, net banking details, credit/debit card numbers, login ID and passwords. Every day, countless people become unsuspecting victims of phishing attacks. With cyber criminals adopting sophisticated modes of phishing…

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Hackers snab emails and more in Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN compromise

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:30:20 +0000

Hackers made use of a compromised Microsoft support agent’s credentials to sneak a peek at its users’ Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook emails. How bad is it, and what has Microsoft done to correct it?

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