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Grindr Records a Spike in Phishing Attempts

Over the last few days, Grindr’s customer support has been sending cybersecurity alerts to its user database. The warning addresses an ongoing spike in phishing attempts monitored by the company’s IT team. The phishing attempts come from fake profiles registered on the platform and emails. According to the alert, the phishing scam attempts consist mainly of
Publish At:2020-01-20 04:15 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security grindr Phishing

How to prevent a rootkit attack

If you’re ever at the receiving end of a rootkit attack, then you’ll understand why they are considered one of the most dangerous cyberthreats today. Rootkits are a type of malware designed to stay undetected on your computer. Cybercriminals use rootkits to remotely access and control your machine, burrowing deep into the system like a latche
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New Webinar: Inside the World of Social Media Phishing: Financial Scams

<p><img src="https://info.phishlabs.com/hs-fs/hubfs/SM%20Phishing%20Webinar%20(2).png?width=300&amp;name=SM%20Phishing%20Webinar%20(2).png" alt="SM Phishing Webinar (2)" width="300" style="width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;"></p> <p>On a daily basis, most people will use some form of social media. From checki
Publish At:2020-01-14 16:20 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing social media Digital Risk Protection

Phishing Campaign Targeting Ukrainian Firm Burisma Linked to Russian Cyberspies

A phishing campaign apparently aimed at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that is at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, has been linked by cybersecurity researchers to a hacker group believed to be working on behalf of the Russian government.Trump was impeached in December over allegations that he pressured Ukraine to launch an investigatio
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Hacked Gas Pumps Are on the Rise in the USA

Unless you live in New York or Chicago, the chances of you pumping gas on a regular basis are quite high – and the possibility of hackers stealing your credit card information might be high too, according to VISA. The California-based multinational financial services corporation company recently issued a security alert warning to the public. Its fraud detect
Publish At:2019-12-20 09:15 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Cybercrime Phishing

Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

A player of popular gaming title Elder Scrolls Online recently took to Reddit to warn users of a phish via Playstation messaging. This particular phishing attempt is notable for ramping up the pressure on recipients—a classic social engineering technique taken to the extreme. A terms of service violation? In MMORPG land, the scammers take a theoretically pla
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:50 | Read:487 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering elder scrolls online ESO gamers gaming ga

‘Tis the Season for Cybersecurity: Stay Protected This Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season – and with the holidays comes various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit. While users prepare for the festivities, cybercriminals look for opportunities to scam holiday shoppers with various tricks. To shed more light on how these crooks are putting a damper on user’s holiday season, McAfee survey
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices mobile security computer security em

7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common traps laid by cybercrooks and wreck their holidays before they get a chance to wreck ours
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:601 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety cybercrime identity theft malware computer sec

How to Ensure You Don’t Fall Victim to a Holiday Scam this Festive Season

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, I have no doubt that he’d revise his famous quote: ‘Nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes’ to include online holiday scams! For there is no question that online scammers and cybercriminals love the festive season! The bulk of us are time-poor, stressed, and sporting to-do lists as long as our arms – s
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:351 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybercrime identity theft email and

Biometric data processing and storage system threats

Initially, digital biometric data processing systems were used primarily by government agencies and special services (police, customs, etc.). However, the rapid evolution of information technology has made biometric systems accessible for ‘civil’ use. They are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, augmenting and replacing traditional
Publish At:2019-12-02 13:05 | Read:425 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Biometric authentication Data leaks

Google Shares Data on State-Sponsored Hacking Attempts

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) this week shared some data on government-backed hacking and disinformation attempts targteting its customers.Google has been alerting users of state-sponsored hacking attempts for several years and it has sent out thousands of warnings every month.In a blog post published on Tuesday, Shane Huntley of Google TAG revealed t
Publish At:2019-11-30 10:15 | Read:469 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Incid

Spam and phishing in Q3 2019

Quarterly highlights Amazon Prime In Q3, we registered numerous scam mailings related to Amazon Prime. Most of the phishing emails with a link to a fake Amazon login page offered new prices or rewards for buying things, or reported problems with membership, etc. Against the backdrop of September’s Prime Day sale, such messages were plausible. Scammers
Publish At:2019-11-26 06:05 | Read:392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Spam and phishing reports Malicious spam Malware De

Unwanted notifications in browser

When, back in 2015, push notifications were just appearing in browsers, very few people wondered how this tool would be used in the future: once a useful technology made to keep regular readers informed about updates, today it is often used to shell website visitors with unsolicited ads. To achieve that, users are hoaxed into subscribing to notifications, fo
Publish At:2019-11-25 13:05 | Read:363 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Browser Phishing Social Engineering

Web skimmer phishes credit card data via rogue payment service platform

Heading into the holiday shopping season, we have been tracking increased activity from a threat group registering domains for skimming and phishing campaigns. While most of the campaigns implemented a web skimmer in the typical fashion—grabbing and exfiltrating data from a merchant’s checkout page to an attacker-controlled server—a new attack scheme h
Publish At:2019-11-21 16:50 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:Web threats holiday shopping Magecart payment gateway servic

Ransomware Attack Hits Louisiana State Servers

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday revealed that a ransomware attack hit state servers, prompting a response from the state’s cyber-security team.The incident appears to have affected only some of the state’s servers, but the Office of Technology Services (OTS) decided to take offline all of the servers in an effort to ensure that the infection is
Publish At:2019-11-19 10:15 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Incident Response Ph

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