Scams targeting tax professionals in phishing scam emails involving payroll direct deposit and wire transfer have been on the increase, warns the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS and its Security Summit partners report that these business email compromise/business email spoofing (BEC/BES) tactics generally target all types of industries and employers, but recently the service has...Continue Reading
Every day, hackers send out over 3.5 billion fake emails worldwide targeting companies to spear-phishing and spoofing cyberattacks. Most companies remain vulnerable to these phishing attacks simply because they’re not implementing industry-standard authentication protocols. Vast majority of these suspicious emails were found out to came from U.S.-based sources. Spear-phishing, as distinguished from regular phishing scams,...Continue Reading
Scammers are abusing the Google Calendar feature using a sophisticated phishing scams to steal data of 1.5 billion users of Google Calendar, including Gmail users.It was observed recently that there were multiple cases of a sophisticated phishing scams targeting consumers through unsolicited Google Calendar notifications with the purpose of tricking users into sharing their personal...Continue Reading
New phishing campaign is in circulation requiring users to login to a fraudulent OneDrive site in order to unveil an encrypted message. Analysis • A believed to be phishing emails with subject similar to ‘Encrypted Message Received’ and includes a link stating ‘View Encrypted Email’. • Message link will divert the user to a fake...Continue Reading
Another phishing effort has been found that sidetracks clients to a hijacking malware. The phishing procedure utilized in this battle is additionally usually utilized by technical support tricks, that are known to utilize terrify strategies to bait exploited people. In this phishing effort, an email message shows a phony blunder message and telephone number. The...Continue Reading
South African subsidiary of Germany’s Hetzner Online, has advised customers that it has been a victim of a “data breach” which likely exposed all of their customers data. The data breach, according to Hetzner, was uncovered by their cyber security research team on October 5th 2018 when they apparently noticed an “unusual network activity.” The...Continue Reading
Fake Netflix Scams Love Free Subscriptions Netflix phishing scams have been around for years, but researchers warn the public of a newer scam that sends its victims to malicious Netflix-looking sites with TLS certificates. Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate, a successor to SSL, is an Internet protocol that enables privacy, integrity and protection of data...Continue Reading
Phishing attacks are the most common to affect an individual or organisation. Phishing email campaigns are easy to execute and can use a combination of different techniques in order to get someone to provide their credentials via a fake login page. These social engineering attacks won’t stop, because in this age of information it is...Continue Reading
With the latest boom where a growing number of users trading Cryptocurrencies has caught the attention of cyber-criminals who dares to take advantage of this craze in order to gain their own fortune. It is quite alarming to acknowledge that scammers were on the loose to bring misfortune for their own fortune through methods such...Continue Reading
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