Phishing stories - Page 1
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
Tech support scams among top phishing attacks
These scams are specifically designed to trick unsuspecting consumers to share personal information or engage in behaviour that puts their privacy at risk.
Fatigued IT teams losing the war on phishing
"Enterprise IT pros must stay ahead not only of the attackers who are constantly crafting new attacks, but also of their own users."
Microsoft tops list for most imitated brands for phishing attempts
Tech giant Microsoft was again the brand most frequently targeted by cybercriminals.
More users falling for security and HR-related phishing attacks
"Employees can be the difference between a successful attack and an unsuccessful one with proper security awareness training and testing.”
600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
New phishing simulator helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity
DeltaNet International has released its Phishing Simulator tool, designed to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness.
Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
MailGuard has intercepted phishing emails designed to harvest personal details from LinkedIn members.
Over a third of workers have picked up bad cybersecurity habits while working remotely
A new report finds over a third of workers have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviours since working from home.
Payroll in the digital age: why a coherent technology strategy is necessary
Unfortunately, the response to moving payroll to the cloud is often to keep it on-site. But if cloud adoption is done correctly, the pros outweigh the cons.
Surge of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies
Tessien has found a growing trend of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies.
HP finds remote work is creating a growing cybersecurity risk
HP has released a security report finding remote work is creating a growing cybersecurity risk.
Massive WHO scam busted - 'DarkPath Scammers' group suspected
The scam campaign comprised a network of 134 websites that attempted to lure people in by asking them to take a survey for a monetary reward.
Phishing, monetary gain and supply chain attacks characterise cybercrime
"Cyber criminals leveraged phishing, ransomware and supply chain vector attacks to strike networks for financial gain. We believe that these network security trends will continue in 2021."
Users becoming more savvy with COVID phishing scams
“With COVID-19 being around for over a year now and employees becoming more aware of the types of scams that have come out related to the pandemic, cyber criminals are having less success with related phishing attacks."
Surge in vaccine-related phishing attacks as rollout picks up momentum
Spikes in vaccine-related phishing activity centred around new updates, announcements and ground-breaking approvals from around the world.
Millions of email attacks missed by organisations’ cyber security protection
"While organisations have invested in protection against email threats, many of these attacks slip through gateways, landing in users inboxes."
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Microsoft has maintained its position as the brand most often found in phishing emails, followed by Facebook and PayPal.
Cybersecurity best practice for 2021: What does it look like?
There are new best practices for both enterprises and consumers to help keep data protection top of mind for 2021.
Thousands of stolen credentials end up on the internet by careless phishing scammers
"Anyone could have had access to the information stolen," says Check Point.
Phishing email attacks targeting remote workers on the rise
“Just because employees may be more used to their home office environment doesn’t mean that they can let their guard down."
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
Scammers target victims using COVID vaccine news
Security experts are warning consumers to watch for phishing attempts linked to vaccine news.
Zscaler rolls out new Cloud Protection solution
The solution, which implements a zero trust approach to cloud workloads, aims to minimise attack surfaces and enforces security across multi-cloud footprints.