Three weeks ago, iSIGHT Partners discovered a new Ransomware encrypting victims’ documents. They dubbed this new threat TorrentLocker. TorrentLocker propagates via spam messages containing a link to a phishing page where the user is asked to download and execute “package tracking information”. In August, only Australians were targeted with fake Australian Post package-tracking page. While
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A new tactic where waves of Bitcoin wallet phishing emails are targeted at corporations has proved a success for the criminals behind it - with nearly 2.7% of victims clicking on the malicious link embedded in the two waves of 12,000 emails.
America’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission was successfully attacked three times within the past hree years, by unknown attackers, some foreign - and largely using standard phishing emails.
A leaked list of people who had enquired about the auction for bitcoins from the “dark market” Silk Road provided a target for phishing scammers - and at least one site fell for the scam emails.
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As the World Cup heads into its third week, there’s a new phishing scam to be aware of. EA Games’ FIFA 14 Ultimate Team has been targeted – not for the first time – by scammers offering new downloadable players.
A “particularly unpleasant” phishing email purporting to be the results of a blood count report showing that the recipient may have cancer is circulating. It seems to be sent from a government health care organization - but it's a malware-laced scam.
A roundup of scam information, including a tax scams article, email with a link to malware, a phish, and the worlds laziest 419.
Independent security research has revealed that several 3G and 4G USB modems have security flaws which allow hackers access for phishing scams.
Hackers have stolen documents relating to law enforcement inquiries, through phishing attacks on employee emails, Microsoft has announced.
A phishing scam targeting Tesco bank customers puts on a festive party hat and pretends to offer something for nothing. Is this a topical trend?
(All four blog articles in this series, of which this article is the last, are available as a single paper here: The_Thoughtful_Phisher_Revisited.) From the sort of ‘visit this link and update or we’ll cancel your account’ message that we saw in the previous blog in this series (The Less Thoughtful Phisher), it’s a short step
Spear-phishing attacks on energy companies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, an expert has warned - and all it takes is one lucky strike to cause devastating damage to the power grid, or to companies which supply oil and gas.
Spear-phishing is creating a new era of cybercrime, according to Chris Dixon, a partner at venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz - and in terms of its threat to enterprise, it’s comparable to a “super strain of bacteria.”
Six Nigerian men have gone on trial today in London for an alleged phishing scam where job offers at London’s exclusive Harrods department store were used as “bait”.
A breach which has leaked personal data for two million Vodafone Germany customers has ben claimed to be the work of an insider, according to Vodafone.
Phishing emails are a sad fact of life, and most of us are used to dealing with them - but cybercriminals are increasingly turning to SMS to reel in their victims. Our tips should help you avoid clicking something you'll regret.
Academics create new “anti-phishing” technology - electronic identity cards which allow secure access to websites, and which could simplify access for people less used to the Internet.
A new paper aims to profile the victims most likely to fall for a phishing attack. But what is less clear is how you develop a profile while avoiding the pitfalls of stereotyping.
A new study aims to identify the sort of people who are most likely to fall for phishing scams - and has found that women, introverts and the overconfident are more likely to confuse “real” email with phishing scams.