SMS About Bank Fraud as a Pretext for Voice Phishing

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 21:12:03 +0000

Most of us have probably heard the term “smishing” — which is a portmanteau for traditional phishing scams sent through SMS text messages. Smishing messages usually include a link to a site that spoofs a popular bank and tries to siphon personal information. But increasingly, phishers are turning to a hybrid form of smishing — blasting out linkless text messages about suspicious bank transfers as a pretext for immediately calling and scamming anyone who responds via text.

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‘Tis the Season for the Wayward Package Phish

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 16:49:59 +0000

The holiday shopping season always means big business for phishers, who tend to find increased success this time of year with a time-honored lure about a wayward package that needs redelivery. Here’s a look at a fairly elaborate SMS-based phishing scam that spoofs FedEx in a bid to extract personal and financial information from unwary recipients.

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Italian mafia cybercrime sting leads to 100+ arrests

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:43:59 +0000

Europol has announced the successful arrest and dismantling of an organized crime ring that is said to have ties with the Italian mob.

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A week in security (August 2 – August 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:10:23 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated August 2 through August 8.

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Royal Mail phish deploys evasion tricks to avoid analysis

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 16:17:00 +0000

We look at a Royal Mail phish which deploys multiple techniques to keep people from analysing a fake Royal Mail website.

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:51:13 +0000

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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Watch out! Android Flubot spyware is spreading fast

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:06:59 +0000

Notorious Android spyware Flubot is spreading via messages about missed deliveries.

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