Many industries are now being targeted by well-tailored spear-phishing scams, the FBI has warned, with emails containing accurate information about victims, harvested from social networks or from previous intrusions into the same network.
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Atlantic Media CTO Tom Cochran emailed employees a fake phishing email supposedly from “Google Apps”, and found that 58% clicked the link.
Google’s Safe Browsing program is now flagging 10,000 suspect websites per day, the search giant announced in a blog post
Google claims to have spotted and disrupted several phishing campaigns in Iran - attempts to compromise tens of thousands of email accounts in the run-up to the country’s presidential elections this Friday.
Recently we realized that from time to time when people find a live link in one of our blogs, they click on it to see where it goes, even though the context might suggest that the link could be malicious. So we thought it might be a good idea to set up a link so
Twitter has warned media companies that attacks on their official Twitter accounts are liable to continue, after Britain’s Guardian newspaper became the latest high-profile news site to fall victim.
Twitter is said to be testing new security systems in the wake of a false Tweet from an official Associated Press account which sent stock markets tumbling in America.
The botnet known as Win32/Kelihos keeps on infecting, now touting a YouTube video of the Boston Marathon bombing that comes with a malicious iframe pointing to a Redkit exploit page that infects viewers.
Utility companies have been warned not to share information such as email addresses on company websites, after a spear-phishing attack on an American electricity company.
Three current phishing gambits and email-borne malware currently getting past normally efficient email filtering.
Two rough and ready phishing emails that nevertheless tell us a great deal about the social engineering underlying more sophisticated, graphic-rich scams.
Phishing scams old and new, and some ways to recognize the baited hook before you bite off more than you can chew.
A shortened and updated version of the advice that David Harley and Andrew Lee gave to potential phish victims in an earlier paper. Part 3 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
Phishing scams and online shopping. Part 2 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
Basics of phishing. Part 1 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
If the smartphones of ESET bloggers are any indication, scams executed via SMS text, known as smishing or SMS phishing, are on the rise. I don’t do a lot of texting, which makes a smish easy to spot on my phone, but I just read an amazing statistic from a Pew report: Users 18 to
Phishers always try to find new ways to bypass security features and trick ‘educated’ users. Over the years we have seen simplistic phishing attempts where the required information had to be typed into the e-mail body. This worked at that time because phishing was new and hardly anyone had a notion of the implications. Later,
ZeuS-related malware appears to be sent by US-CERT and also misuses the name of APWG (the Anti-Phishing Working Group).