23 Aug 2019

Microsoft Tops Phishers’ Favorite Brands as Facebook Spikes

Microsoft remains the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks despite a 6.8% decline in unique Microsoft phishing URLs in the second quarter of this year, a new report by Vade Secure shows. PayPal clinched second place and Facebook completed the top three thanks to a 155% surge in campaigns spoofing

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23 Aug 2019

Alaska Had the Most Cybercrime Victims Per Capita in 2018

New data by CenturyLinkQuote shows that residents of Alaska are more likely to fall for Internet scams than people in other parts of the country. With 22  cybercrime victims per 10,000 residents, The Last Frontier tops the ranking for the second year in a row. The numbers are based on

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15 Aug 2019

Financial Phishing Grows in Volume and Sophistication in First Half of 2019

In the first half of this year, the number of potential phishing domains increased by 14%, while phishing domains with valid certificates doubled to 1,900, a new study[pdf] by Normshield found. Last year, 8.5% of phishing domains used a valid certificate and this number is expected to grow to 15% this

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15 Aug 2019

Lateral Phishing Attacks: A Growing Threat to the Enterprise

A new study by Barracuda sheds light on the rise of lateral phishing campaigns in which one or more compromised employee accounts in an organization are used to target other employees in the same organization. Lateral phishing is similar to business email compromise (BEC), but while the latter is usually

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13 Aug 2019

Security warning for software developers: You are now prime targets for phishing attacks

A new report by Glasswall shows that nearly half of all phishing attacks target the technology sector, with software developers being the most likely targets. The main of phishing campaigns that target tech firms is usually theft of intellectual property. These attacks can be carried out on behalf of companies,

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12 Aug 2019

Why remote workers are an underrated security risk for small businesses

A mere 4% of small businesses in the United States have fully adopted the cybersecurity best practices outlined by the US Small Business Administration (SBA), a new report by Nationwide found. Around 20% of small businesses in the survey did not train employees about cybersecurity at all. Most small business

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12 Aug 2019

Phishing emails: Here’s why we are still getting caught out after all these years

New figures from Google help to explain why phishing attacks, which have been around for decades, are still a massive threat. Every day Google blocks over 100 millions phishing emails, about two-thirds (68%) of which are new campaigns. Phishing campaigns target users in certain sectors far more often than regular

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07 Aug 2019

Ongoing Campaign Spoofs Walmart, Dating, Movie Sites

Threat actors have set up over 540 domains that closely resemble that of Walmart and a number of career, dating, and movie and TV websites, a security professional at DomainTools discovered. So far only 181 of the spoofed domains have been blacklisted, but this number will likely increase in the

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05 Aug 2019

Nation-State APTs Target US Utilities With Dangerous Malware

Researchers with Proofpoint have uncovered various spearphishing campaigns that aim to infect US utility companies with a new kind of remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed LookBack. The spear phishing campaigns targeted three US utility firms between July 19 and 25. The researchers think the campaigns “may be the work of

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01 Aug 2019

Capital One is not alone: 3.5B malicious login attacks target banks and customers

Between November 2017 to April 2019, threat actors carried out 3.5 billion malicious login attempts as part of credential stuffing attacks, in which credentials exposed in a data breach at one firm are used to gain access to accounts at another company. Akamai also identified close to 200,000 phishing domains

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