Phishing Articles

Fraudsters Launch Phishing Attacks on Universities

“back to school season” is traditionally a profitable time for fraudsters as millions of students are getting ready to make tuition payments, or purchase school supplies and new books

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PyPI packages hijacked after developers fall for phishing emails

The email urges developers, who have their packages published to PyPI, to undergo a mandatory "validation" process or risk getting their packages purged...

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icrosoft Warns About Phishing Attacks by Russia-linked Hackers

It all starts with a reconnaissance of potential individuals by leveraging fake personas created on social media platforms like LinkedIn, before establishing contact with them via benign email missives

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3 Phishing Scams to Watch Out For

They’ve been sending out bogus emails to people informing them that there is an “urgent security update".

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How credential phishing attacks threaten a host of industries and organizations

Over the same time, 265 different brands were spoofed in phishing emails.

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Phishing attack results in data breach at Pittsburgh-based health system

Potentially compromised data includes patient name, date of birth, medical records, address, patient phone number, driver’s license number and email address.

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Anti-MFA phishing attacks are here to stay – businesses need to prepare

The user opens and interacts with the email thinking it’s a legitimate request from the real vendor, but really it contains a malicious link that takes the user to a bogus log-on session.

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Phishing risks escalate as Celsius confirms client emails leaked

Phishing is a form of social engineering in which targeted emails are sent to lure victims into revealing more personal data or clicking links to malicious websites that installs malware to steal or mine crypto.

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Best Phishing Simulators To Prepare Employees And Defend Your Network

While many phishing attacks are easy to spot and are filtered by mobile devices and email clients, about 30 percent still find their way to their victims.

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Local business owner falls victim to phishing email scam

A local businesswoman says hackers gained access to her business information through phishing emails.

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Prevent Problems From Phishing Emails

Emails from personal email accounts should be considered suspect, especially if you have never received any correspondence from that personal email account.

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Microsoft: 10,000 Organizations Targeted in Large-Scale Phishing Campaign

In one attack, the threat actor targeted multiple employees at different organizations with emails that carried an HTML file attachment, and which claimed that the recipient had a voice message.

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Tech Watch: Prepare for a phishing trip

... according to the government’s survey, 83% of cyber breaches or attacks on businesses in the UK were phishing attacks whereby staff received duplicitous emails or were directed to fraudulent websites.

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Banks should bear all phishing scam losses

Persistent waves of these scams suggest banks have underinvested in their online platforms even as customers were given no other choice

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Amazon Warns of Scam Emails and Phishing Attempts Ahead of Prime Day

This type of attack is actually going up faster than the price of gas. Think of that, a 40 percent increase week-over-week.

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Scammers trying their luck with new phishing scam involving ‘traffic offence’

The police have detected a new phishing scam variant where victims would receive an email from the ‘Division of Transportation’ alleging that they have committed a traffic offence

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An overview of the IRS’s 2022 Dirty Dozen tax scams

This IRS reminds taxpayers that criminals still use the COVID-19 pandemic to steal people’s money and identity with phishing emails, social media posts, phone calls, and text messages.

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21% of all HTML attachments scanned over past month found malicious

These are successful techniques because hackers no longer need to include malicious links in an email, allowing them to easily bypass anti-spam and anti-virus policies.

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Users of biggest NFT marketplace warned over phishing after data leak

OpenSea tells customers and subscribers not to open emails and files ‘sent by strangers’ after revealing breach

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These phishing email subjects get the most clicks

Well crafted phishing emails make it difficult to determine whether they are legitimate or not.

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What lures staff to click phishing mails

That about 91 per cent of all cyberattacks begin with a phishing email and that phishing techniques are involved in 32 per cent of all successful data breaches, shows how harmful the phishing technique can be.

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Kaspersky reveals phishing emails that employees find most confusing

According to estimates, 91% of all cyberattacks begin with a phishing email, and phishing techniques are involved in 32% of all successful data breaches.

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Delivery parcel phishing scams are back; 454 people fleeced of at least $675,000 since January

Members of the public are advised not to click on any links in unsolicited e-mails and text messages

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Phishing attacks are exploding, what’s going on?

Raising employee awareness of the risks of phishing to avoid the worst.

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Phishing attacks getting harder to spot

At first glance, these scams look a lot more legitimate these days than they did even just a couple of years ago.

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Voicemail phishing emails steal Microsoft credentials

Voicemail-themed phishing campaigns continue to be a successful social engineering technique for attackers since they are able to lure the victims to open the email attachments.

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Indians Have Lost Up to INR 1,000 Cr In Crypto Scams So Far: Report

Victims of the phishing websites were told to pay 22% of their earnings as tax before they could reclaim their funds.

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In Singapore, three teens among eight charged with involvement in DBS phishing scam

The police said that the SingPass accounts of these individuals were allegedly used by criminals to open bank accounts to launder proceeds of crime derived from a recent spate of phishing scams involving DBS bank customers.

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How Do Spam and Spoofed Emails Impact Businesses?

This means if you or your company uses Gmail, you may be susceptible to these kinds of attacks. Someone could send an email pretending it’s from you, which could be used to trick someone else into providing sensitive information.

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