Coronavirus Bitcoin scam promises “millions” working from home

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:05:13 +0000

We look at a set of Coronavirus Bitcoin scam emails promising vast sums of cryptocash that can be made working from home—but drains users accounts instead.

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A sloppy click can exfiltrate your important data!

Credit to Author: Anant Pulgam| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:17:12 +0000

Phishing email still remains one of the top malware propagation medium. Recently, we came across an interesting phishing email containing couple of Jumpshare links pointing to malicious components. Jumpshare is an online file sharing service and often cyber criminals abuse these kind of file sharing services. Upon clicking on one of the links in…

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Ako Ransomware targeting businesses using RaaS

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:00:51 +0000

Ako Ransomware targeting businesses using RaaS Quick Heal security researchers recently observed ransomware that uses RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) which is a subpart of MaaS (Malware as a Service). Before delving into the AKO ransomware or RaaS, one must understand what Malware as a Service means, as it is…

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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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