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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Trolls abuse Twitter Lists to collate their targets

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:09:39 +0000

Twitter, like any social network, is faced with the challenge of addressing cyberbullying. And trolls have been abusing the platform’s Lists feature to home in on targets. But have no fear: There are ways to protect users from social attacks, and Twitter is moving to make itself a safer place.

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Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:54:55 +0000

Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.

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A look inside the FBI’s 2018 IC3 online crime report

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:57:07 +0000

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center have released their 2018 report about online crime. Which attacks are most popular? Where are the victims located? And how much money has been lost in the process?

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Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Threat actors are relentlessly phishing and attacking Electrum Bitcoin wallet users, racking up millions of dollars.

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Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:14:48 +0000

Scammers take aim at fans of Ellen DeGeneres with a bizarre chain of giveaways and free movie websites. Will anyone take the bait?

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Reputation management in the age of cyberattacks against businesses

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:15:59 +0000

A business’s reputation takes years to build. With the current climate of data breaches, unsurprisingly, destroying it could only take seconds. What can businesses do to protect their brands from a fallout following a cybersecurity incident? In this post, we answer these questions and more.

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Sophisticated phishing: a roundup of noteworthy campaigns

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:21:40 +0000

A phishing page that hides behind a translation service. A kit that uses fake font files. A hyper-realistic campaign that could likely fool even the pros. We look at these noteworthy phishing attempts and more to show how far phishers have evolved, and remind users to remain vigilant against this threat.

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