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Phishing Attack
UnityPoint Hacked
A string of Phishing Attacks camouflaged as an internal email from one of the company’s executives was all it took for an employee to be duped and unknowingly grant access to the company’s database, right towards sensitive patient information. The data collection included names, patient DOBs, medical records, laboratory results, dates of services, insurance information,...
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Phishing Prevention
Phishing via Misspelling Phishing, no matter what form it takes is now considered to be the #1 security threat affecting users and their devices. While most phishing techniques have remained a stable cyber-attack over the years, affecting users on computers for as long as the internet has been around, hackers have learned to take advantage...
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Crypto Phishing Attacks
We have to be aware on how our private information and security is being handled. Crypto currency exchanges are no exception, because malicious attacks such as phishing and its kind exist, and have already found a way to exploit the technology. Aside from technology being exploited, the general public is also a key aspect for...
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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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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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Puddle Phishing, not of Spear Phishing, is a resurgent threat a variant
Puddle Phishing, a variant of Spear Phishing, is a resurgent threat. Phishing is a broad term to describe the type of attack that combines some technological components with social engineering. Traditional or classical phishing has been previously discussed in this blog, and is well documented across security blogs and research whitepapers. Let us take a...
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