Phishing

Holiday shopping season a big opportunity for e-mail phishing scams

The holiday shopping period in North America comes with enormous opportunity for consumers and retailers to end the year with a bang, but it's also one of the richest hunting seasons for online fraudsters invading your e-mail inbox with "phishing" schemes.<p>According to Adobe Analytics, Americans are …

Identity Theft

eNCA | TIPS: Protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

Tech-savvy consumers have been warned that criminals too are shopping for good Black Friday ‘deals’.

News (South Africa)

Don't fall for this text scam posing as Barclays bank that could hijack your passwords

Barclays: "If you have received any of these texts or similar - do not respond."<p>Barclays bank has warned customers about a rise in text-based scams …

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Holiday season scams: Fake deals, fake stores, fake opportunities

Black Friday is widely regarded as the beginning of the US (and increasingly global) Christmas shopping season. Cyber Monday, which comes three days …

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Cybercriminals target Black Friday and Cyber Monday in massive holiday phishing campaigns

A security company is warning that cybercriminals are targeting Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in massive phishing campaigns that attempt to …

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6 Real Black Friday Phishing Lures

As the mega-shopping day approaches, here's a look at six examples of phishing attacks - and ways to avoid taking the bait.<p>1 of 7<p><i>Image Source:</i> …

Kaspersky Lab

Barracuda Warns: Watch Out For Black Friday Phishing Emails

Big brands are sending tons of email for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and so are cybercriminals who impersonate them.<p>Research by Barracuda shows …

Advertising Industry

Fraudsters are using iCloud phishing to steal iOS devices

Mobile security company TrendMicro's research team published a blog post last week, detailing findings they've uncovered regarding the theft of iOS …

Apple

Does the flood of bank email marketing boost risk of phishing attacks?

Deciding how far to go to protect customers is a complex issue, but one that the industry should address soon as phishing attacks continue to mount.

Kaspersky Lab

Phishing is the biggest threat to users’ login details, major study finds

Phishing has long been recognised as one of the most effective tools in an attacker’s arsenal. Now, extensive new research based on a year’s worth of …

Security

It was El Reg wot won it: Bing banishes bogus Brit bank banner ad

Link to fake TSB site canned after we help raise alarmMicrosoft has axed a Bing search result advert that masqueraded as a legit online banking …

Bing

Receiving calls from your own phone number? Don’t answer!

(WHDH) — Have you been getting incoming calls from your own phone number? If so, don’t answer!<p>A new scam has popped up, where people using your …

Wireless

Netflix Is Promoting The Punisher With What Looks Like an E-Mail Phishing Scam

This morning at 6:51 AM, I received an e-mail from Netflix with the subject line: “Suspicious activity █████ Marvel on Netflix █████” Though I was …

Geek

Microsoft Just Fixed a Security Flaw In Office That's 17 Years Old

Every day, vulnerabilities in the software you use on your smartphones, tablets, and computers put you at risk. We hope that the good guys fix those flaws before the bad guys discover them, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes a flaw goes unpatched for a long, long time — like one Microsoft …

Information Security

The long tail of phishing attacks

Targeted phishing has become the single most effective attack type in the world today. Phishing attacks have been the root cause of the majority of …

Cybersecurity

A Great Use For Artificial Intelligence: Scamming Scammers By Wasting Their Time

As artificial intelligence (AI) finally begins to deliver on the field's broken promises of the last forty years, there's been some high-profile …

Stephen Hawking

Spear Phishing Solution Market Analysis and Forecast Study for 2017 – 2027

Majority of the organizations recently are shifting towards the digitization and are focusing on maximum efficiency with reasonable investments. …

Cybersecurity

Physical Theft Meets Cybercrime: The Illicit Business of Selling Stolen Apple Devices

<i>by Fernando Mercês and Mayra Rosario Fuentes</i>Online scams and physical crimes are known to intersect. In an incident last May, we uncovered a modus …

Security

Google study reveals how criminals break into Gmail accounts

Google, it’s fair to say, is no fan of relying on passwords to secure online accounts.<p>Reading the recent study the company commissioned on the causes …

Security

Phishing emails at Syracuse University are becoming more sophisticated and malicious, officials say - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

The email landed in the inboxes of Syracuse University students on the afternoon of Sept. 5. The message, which bore the subject line “NetID Update,” …

Security

Phishing is on the rise

Related Links<p>Last week, FNB issued a warning to its customers about an increase in the number of phishing attempts, whereby fraudsters attempt to …

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Netflix Warns Subscribers Of Phishing Scam

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> A new scam is taking aim at Netflix subscribers.Some customers have received fake but legitimate-looking emails claiming that …

Security

Google: data breaches responsible for most stolen credentials, but phishing is biggest threat

Nobody wants to become the victim of hackers who compromise online accounts, yet it’s something that 15 percent of internet users have reported …

Identity Theft

Phishing Is The Top Email Hijacking Tool, Google Finds

Email users are being threatened by massive credential theft, according to a study by Google, the University of California, Berkeley and the …

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Netflix users warned about phishing scam sweeping across the world

Netflix users across the world have been warned about a new scam that's spreading across the site.<p>Users are being sent emails that appear to be from …

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Big Breaches Are Bad; Phishing and Keyloggers May Be Worse

sponsored by<p>Every Week, Pedestrian Attacks Compromise Hundreds of Thousands of Credentials Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • November 12, 2017<p>Massive data …

Security

Fake Netflix email circulating is actually phishing scam targeting subscribers

1,116<p>Netflix subscribers are being warned about a phishing scam currently circulating that features a fake but convincing suspension …

Identity Theft

Why you should fear phishing more than data breaches

For some people, Google controls most of their identity online, and losing access to that critical account could be devastating. A recent study from …

UC Berkeley

This A.I. Chatbot Will Get Revenge on Email Scammers For You

$12 billion is lost globally to phishing scams. While you may believe you could easily figure out that the email from your grandma who is desperately …

Identity Theft

Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve

The bad guys use phishing because it works, and it works because it exploits weaknesses in human psychology and organisational culture. We won't fix …

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