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Watch out for this triple threat PayPal phish

ZDNet reports an interesting form of PayPal scam sent to one of their own writers. The scam is a so-called “triple threat” phish, in that it gives the scammer three different ways to potentially collect some ill gotten gains from potential victims. The idea is that if one of the three tactics fails, there are two more waiting in the win
Publish At:2022-12-08 14:18 | Read:15432 | Comments:0 | Tags:News PayPal scam phish phishing fraud email telephone call s

An 18 year scam odyssey of stranded astronauts

There is a semi-mythical scam which comes around every couple of years, like some sort of digital bad luck version of Halley’s Comet. Instead of flood, famine, and the death of Kings, it brings confusion, some level of hilarity, and a slice of sheer disbelief. Unfortunately it also threatens to clean out somebody’s bank account. While I’m n
Publish At:2022-10-11 22:46 | Read:181445 | Comments:0 | Tags:News scam fake fraud phish romance 419 astronaut space stati

Phishers use verified status as bait for Instagram users

Another Instagram phish is doing the rounds, and will appeal to a wide variety of platform users. Bleeping Computer reports that verified status is once again being dangled as bait. The "importance" of being verified Being verified gives the impression of status, or importance, on social media platforms. Often, verification is more about simply confirming th
Publish At:2022-09-05 20:07 | Read:275598 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Scams phish phishing instagram facebook verified email

Which Is Better: Apple’s Hide My Email or DuckDuckGo Email Protection?

You give your email address to lots of websites and services. Sometimes you have to sign up for an account, or to receive a newsletter (often to get a one-time discount). Other times you may just want to access content on a website, like a white paper or ebook. Companies often collect email addresses in exchange for free content so they target you for pote
Publish At:2022-09-01 05:09 | Read:288958 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy DuckDuckGo email Hide My Email privacy

Email and cybersecurity: Fraudsters are knocking

Can you remember your first email? Either sending one, or receiving it? I certainly remember explaining to people what email was, and I also remember someone telling me they could live without their email server for “about a month before it becomes a problem”.Can you imagine that now? A month without email?Emails are a necessary evilAccording to
Publish At:2022-08-22 00:31 | Read:343338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles communication email email s

Phishy calls and emails play on energy cost increase fears

Gas and electricity price concerns are rife at the moment, with spiralling costs and bigger increases waiting down the line. Sadly this makes the subject valuable material for fraudsters, playing into people’s fears with a dash of social engineering to make them worse off than they were previously. Warnings abound of several energy / cost of living-
Publish At:2022-08-07 07:55 | Read:441789 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime discount electricity email energy company gas phi

Email Fraud in 2022: What you Need to Know

With how much of our personal and professional lives take place online, it becomes more important each day for us to understand our vulnerability to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals target emails, domains, and accounts in order to impersonate identities and scam consumers and businesses alike. In 2021 alone, email spoofing and phishing increased by 220% and caus
Publish At:2022-08-01 01:06 | Read:534770 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles cybercrime email email scam

AstraLocker 2.0 ransomware isn’t going to give you your files back

Reversing Labs reports that the latest verison of AstraLocker ransomware is engaged in a a so-called “smash and grab” ransomware operation. Smash and grab is all about maxing out profit in the fastest time. It works on the assumption by malware authors that security software or victims will find the malware quickly, so it’s better to get
Publish At:2022-07-01 16:02 | Read:197361 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware astralocker cryptocurrency email OLE object ranso

Email compromise leads to healthcare data breach at Kaiser Permanente

At least 69,000 people have been impacted by a data breach at Kaiser Permanente, a long-running managed healthcare consortium. The latest in a long-running series of healthcare attacks, the road to stolen data began on April 5 this year with an email compromise. The direct path to data A “substitute breach notice” posted June 3 revealed details of t
Publish At:2022-06-15 09:02 | Read:504600 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime attack data breach email employee healthcare kais

The $43 billion Business Email Compromise threat

The FBI has released a public service announcement regarding the ever-present threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC). This comes hot on the heels of an earlier release from the Las Vegas FBI department in April. Losses continue to mount, and we’re currently facing a scam racking up domestic and international losses of $43 billion. What is Busines
Publish At:2022-05-05 12:48 | Read:272652 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bec Business Email Compromise CEO ceo fraud CFO CFO fr

Steer clear of this “TestNTrace” SMS spam

p>Yesterday I received an SMS from “TestNTrace”, with the message resembling an official NHS communication: The text reads as follows: NHS: You’ve been in close contact with a person who has contracted the Omicron variant. Please order a test kit via: [URL redacted] Well, that’s an alarming thing to wake up to. However, not everything is as it f
Publish At:2022-04-13 08:52 | Read:167465 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams coronavirus covid-19 email NHS pandemic pcr test sms t

Apps removed from Google Play for harvesting user data

p>Dozens of apps were removed from the Google Play Store after they were found to be harvesting the data of device owners. The code in question—a software development kit (SDK)—was used inside apps which were downloaded over 10 million times. What happened? A wide range of Android apps were found to have this particular SDK lurking. There’s no obvious
Publish At:2022-04-12 08:52 | Read:385820 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Android collection data email Mobile phone number Pl

Unusual sign-in activity mail goes phishing for Microsoft account holders

We’ve received an interesting spam email which (deliberately or not) could get people thinking about the current international crisis. Being on your guard will pay dividends over the coming days and weeks, as more of the below is sure to follow. Unusual sign-in activity detected? The email’s subject line, “Microsoft account unusual sign-in activi
Publish At:2022-03-01 08:51 | Read:471258 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams email moscow Outlook phish phishing russia

Email Security Trends Coming in 2022

Organizations are under constant threat of cybercrime. While there are many available attack vectors, email is the most obvious path towards a full network compromise. The notion that email security should be prioritized is emphasized during this time where more and more businesses are still working in a remote or hybrid dynamic environment.Accordi
Publish At:2022-02-21 02:06 | Read:225708 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection email Fraud Phishing RaaS Re

FIFA 22 phishers tackle customer support with social engineering

Players of smash hit gaming title FIFA 22 have become the target of a wave of attacks focused on account compromise. Up to 50 “high profile” accounts were hijacked by what may have been the same group. FIFA titles are, traditionally, a big draw for scammers and phishers. This is because many of these titles have players that invest heavily in microtransac
Publish At:2022-01-12 12:46 | Read:923458 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering authentication email fifa 22 phish phishi

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