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Goldman Sachs Buys Anti-Bot Startup White Ops

Fraud and bot-detection specialists White Ops has been acquired by the Goldman Sachs merchant banking division in partnership with investment firms ClearSky Security and NightDragon.Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.White Ops, known for its fraud-detection technology that protects businesses and online platforms from bots and automat
Publish At:2020-12-28 14:45 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Phishing Viru

GoDaddy apologized for insensitive phishing email sent to its employees offering a fake bonus

GoDaddy made the headlines for an initiative that is dividing cybersecurity community, it sent phishing messages offering bonuses to its employees. GoDaddy sent an email to its employee that promised a Christmas bonus to help them to face economic problems caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The web provider apologized Thursday for the cyber sec
Publish At:2020-12-26 16:00 | Read:319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security GoDaddy phishing

S3 Ep12: A chat with social engineering hacker Rachel Tobac [Podcast]

byPaul DucklinHow do you go from neuroscientist to DEFCON Social Engineering Capture the Flag champ? Find out from hacker and social engineering expert Rachel Tobac! Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof SecurityJoin us for a fascinating interview with Rachel about her journey, why you should always be “politely paranoid”, and the people who inspired her along th
Publish At:2020-12-24 10:07 | Read:383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Podcast Social networks Vulnerability Women in secu

U.S. Government Warns of Phishing, Fraud Schemes Using COVID-19 Vaccine Lures

Several U.S. government organizations have issued warnings regarding various types of fraud and phishing schemes that use COVID-19 vaccine-related topics to lure potential victims.While these types of operations typically impact non-enterprise users, some people could open the malicious websites or emails associated with these schemes from work devices, whic
Publish At:2020-12-23 04:47 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Fraud

Does a friend “need money urgently”? Check your facts before paying out…

byPaul DucklinThanks to Naked Security reader M Carter for their help with this article.Last week, we warned of a Facebook Messenger scam that used a bogus video to lure you onto a phoney Facebook login page.In that scam, the crooks were using stolen Messenger passwords to phish for yet more Messenger passwords by sending messages that genuinely seemed to co
Publish At:2020-12-22 15:13 | Read:294 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Privacy fraud phishing Scam

Apple Security 2020: The Year in Review

As we all know, 2020 was an exceptional year. No one expected the global turmoil we have seen, but this hasn’t stopped people from working with computers. If anything, the fact that so many people work from home means that they need to have extra protection from malware, vulnerabilities, and other security threats. These threats can be classified in se
Publish At:2020-12-21 17:08 | Read:306 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Apple iOS iPad iPhone Mac phishing vulner

Naked Security Live – Watch out for Messenger scams

byPaul DucklinHere’s our latest Naked Security Live talk, discussing IM scams and how to avoid them, as well as giving you some pointers on how to think like a scammer and thereby stay one step ahead.Don’t forget that receiving a message from a friend’s account doesn’t always mean your friend actually sent the message – if their
Publish At:2020-12-21 08:01 | Read:262 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Privacy Video Facebook Messenger Messenger phishing

The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

In part 1 of this article series, we looked at data mining schemes, scam ad campaigns, concert tickets scams, and PayPal fund transfer scams. Today, we continue to list down the other scams you might encounter on Facebook. Bitcoin trading scam Who would have thought that a “simple” phishing scheme would be a front to a global Bitcoin tradin
Publish At:2020-12-18 23:12 | Read:382 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams 20/21 Winter Wishes 2020 Jayco Greyhawk RV account hij

Hackers target COVID-19 vaccine supply chain and sell the vaccine in Darkweb

Threat actors continue to trade critical medical data in the Dark Web while organizations are involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cybercrime organizations continue to be very active while pharmaceutical organizations are involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and medicines to cure the infections. Experts from Cyble discover
Publish At:2020-12-18 17:25 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking coronavirus hacking news information s

“Is it you in the video?” – don’t fall for this Messenger scam

byPaul DucklinIf you’ve ever wondered why cybercriminals are interested in your IM passwords……well, it’s not just so they can sneak into your account and snoop through your personal data with a view to abusing it themselves or selling it on to someone else who will.Access to your account also gives crooks a level of trusted access to
Publish At:2020-12-17 22:07 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Phishing Messenger phish Scam

When zombie malware leads to big-money ransomware attacks

byPaul DucklinThe first thing people want to know when there’s a new ransomware story going around is: How much are the crooks asking for this time?Sadly, that is one question that victims themselves don’t need to ask, because the blackmailers who just attacked them will make jolly sure they know the “price”. In one recent and confron
Publish At:2020-12-17 10:25 | Read:240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnet Phishing Ransomware botnet Cybercrime malware ransomw

S3 Ep11: DIY phishes, sandwich scams and vaccine hacking [Podcast]

byPaul DucklinWe look at phishing tricks that really work, investigate a bizarre scam involving Subway sandwiches, and ask whether cybercriminals have lost their interest in the rest of us now they have coronavirus-related targets to go after.With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin.Intro and outro music: Edith Mudge.LISTEN NOWClick-and-drag on the
Publish At:2020-12-17 10:25 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Podcast Privacy Naked Security Podcast phishing sca

Phishing tricks that really work – and how to avoid them

Co-authored byJuan Badell and Russell PetrichAs two people for whom creating phishing emails constitutes legitimate employment (we are on the product team behind the Sophos Phish Threat phishing simulation service) we know we’re in the minority.Like our not-so-lawful counterparts, we spend our days using social engineering techniques to trick people into ope
Publish At:2020-12-15 11:37 | Read:329 | Comments:0 | Tags:BEC Phishing education Phish Threat phishing training

Hacked Subway UK marketing system used in TrickBot phishing campaign

Subway UK confirmed the hack of a marketing system that was used to send out phishing messages to deliver malware to the customers. Hackers have compromised a marketing system in Subway UK and used it to send out phishing messages to deliver malware to the customers. Subway UK customers received emails from ‘Subcard’ about the processing of
Publish At:2020-12-13 13:25 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach botnet data breach Hacking hacking

Russian Cyberspies Use COVID-19 Vaccine Lures to Deliver Malware

The Russia-linked cyberspy group known as Zebrocy has adopted COVID-19 vaccine-related lures in a recently observed phishing campaign, threat detection and response company Intezer reported on Wednesday.Initially detailed in 2018, Zebrocy is believed to be associated with the infamous Russian state-sponsored hacking group Sofacy (also tracked as APT28, Fancy
Publish At:2020-12-10 12:35 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Phishin

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