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Anti-Phishing
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Phishing protection, protecting the business and end user victims, requires a layered approach. Although we have discussed the limitation of end user protection at the browser level, we still recommend User use this point of protection. Browser plugins provide phishing protection against phishing sites. In this article, we review some common desktop applications that can...
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Fake News impacts business Executives organisation brand
Fake News impacts business Executives and organisation brand. We have entered a new era of “Fake News” which can have a direct impact on all business Executives and brand protection strategies.  Fake News is real news – if you believe it. Fake News is being spread on dubious websites, specifically set up for this purpose....
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traditional phishing
It may be a new year but we can be sure that phishing will again be upon us. So far in the first two days of 2017 we have seen the usual suspects being targeted, Apple, PayPal, Amazon, Scotia Bank, ANZ, HSBC, Facebook, the list of targeted phishing is endless…. Phishing first came to light...
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Cybercriminals still use emails to launch the social engineering component of a phishing or malware attack. Email content uses a “call to action’ such as a security update, web payment or refund to lure victims into clicking on the embedded link. Users are routed to fake web content or to download malicious attachment and executables....
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SMiShing
SMiShing attacks often leverage a trusted brand to route the victim to a phishing site. An alternative variant of SMiShing is where the spam message contains only a call back number. The message maybe as simple as “Please urgently call back xxxx xxxx xxxx to update your account details” and there is no mention of...
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Vishing, a term that relates to “Voice – Phishing” is a type of social engineering attack that has a high degree of variety.  Vishing takes the form of a criminal using a telephone to make a social engineering attempt against the victim to conduct fraud. Vishing maybe as simple as criminal A – speaking to...
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Ransomware: the new kind of malware
Ransomware is one of the greatest emerging cybercrime challenges. Ransomware is the largest malware taxonomy and most phishing emails in 2016 contain ransomware. The tactic of ransomware is to hold the victim to extortion by encrypting the victim’s documents, files or disks until the person pays a ransom fee via bitcoin or voucher. The main...
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Domain name spaming
Phishing spam is often sent from specifically registered domain names and domain zones to increase the efficacy of the phishing attack. This means that current email authentication systems are readily bypassed. Phishing spam forms the first component of the social engineering attempt. The phishing message must appear like it has come from a legitimate and...
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APWG – Phishing Trends Activity Report
Anti-Phishing Working Group – Phishing Trends Activity Report – Q2 2016 Summary of Findings: The Retail/Service sector remained the most- targeted industry sector during the second quarter of 2016, suffering 43% of attacks The number of brands targeted by phishers in the second quarter remained consistent – ranging from 411 to 425 different brands each...
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Real Time Phishing
Real Time Phishing is a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack that allows the criminal to commit real time fraud. Stolen credentials from the phishing site are used to access the internet bank session in real time. Real time phishing allows the criminal to readily bypass banking authentication protocols. Real time phishing schemes take place over a web...
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