Blog Posts Tagged with "Phishing"

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SCADA Security: Phishing Season is Now Open

March 08, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

Last week I received am email (shown further down on this page) purporting to be from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Turkey – Another story on use of fraudulent digital certificates

January 04, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It’s the news of the day, a fraudulent digital certificate that could be used for active phishing attacks against Google’s web properties. Using the certificate it is possible to spoof content in a classic phishing schema or perform a man-in-the-middle attack according Google Chrome Security Team and Microsoft experts.

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False Flag Phishing

November 15, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

There is a form of phishing becoming more common on Twitter that is likely to fool even the most suspicious of users. I very nearly fell for it myself. What stopped me? Unlike me, the person who purportedly sent me the message doesn’t make the sort of spelling mistakes that were in the message...

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MS-ISAC Meeting Explores Advanced Persistent Threats

August 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The event brought together state Chief Information Security Officers and other cyber security professionals from the nation's state, local and territorial governments, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and industry experts for briefings on current cyber threats...

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Online Threats That Will Throw You Off the Security Balance Beam

August 09, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

We can’t sugarcoat it, because there’s more at stake for online users than going for gold or settling for silver. One blip on the beam or pratfall on the pommel can make a bank-account balance drop faster than an icy judge’s score. And it’ll take more than a Wheaties box to build it back...

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Georgia Man Convicted for Role in Phishing Operation

July 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Osarhieme Uyi Obaygbona, 32, of Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted last week of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to protected computers. Phishing attacks use fraudulent web pages that mimic the legitimate web pages...

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Alert: Fake FBI Emails Seek Personal Information

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The fraudulent e-mails give the appearance of legitimacy due to the use of pictures of the FBI Director, seal, letterhead, and/or banners. The schemes cover a range from threat and extortion e-mails, website monitoring containing malicious computer program attachments (malware), and online auction scams...

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Mobiles and Phishing – Why They're More Dangerous

June 14, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

SMiShing is a version of phishing in which scammers send text messages. The best protection from this scam is awareness. Once you understand how it works, you are better positioned to recognize mobile phishing, and how to avoid clicking links within emails or text messages and otherwise responding to such ruses...

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Companies Hit in Targeted Attacks

May 18, 2012 Added by:Gregory Hale

If an attacker wants to target a system, they will get in no matter what, what kind of damage occurs depends on how many layers of security buttress the system. Companies in specific industries could band together and share information on attacks that target their industries...

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Manager of Phishing Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

May 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A principal figure in the domestic arm of an international “phishing” operation that used spam e-mails and bogus websites to defraud American banks was found guilty of bank and wire fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, and money laundering and sentenced to five years in federal prison...

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Twitter Hack! Five Ways to Avoid Being a Victim of Phishing

May 12, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Twitter is downplaying a security breach that exposed tens of thousands of user emails and passwords. The compromised Twitter accounts could have been the result of phishing attacks. Whenever you read about such breaches, it is always a good idea to change your password...

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On the Underground Economy of Twitter Followers

May 06, 2012 Added by:Gianluca Stringhini

All Twitter Account Markets we analyzed offer both "free" and "premium" versions. While premium clients pay for their services, the free ones gain followers by giving away their Twitter credentials - a clever way of phishing - or by sending out "promoted" content, typically spam...

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Phishing with PDF's and Why it Works

May 02, 2012 Added by:f8lerror

During many penetration tests the need to social engineer a target may be required. Let’s talk about something that completely relies on the user being conned into following the attackers instructions. The scenario is simple send the user a PDF form and have them submit the form...

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On the Growth of Identity Theft

May 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It is clear that criminal organizations are devoting substantial resources in this sector. An increasing component of organized crime is specializing in this kind of activity characterized by high profits and low risks compared to traditional criminal activities...

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Five Steps to a Successful Social Attack

April 29, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

You might not fall for these attacks, but how many members of your family would? How many employees in your organization would, from field staff to C-level execs? Different people will have different thresholds to these attacks. Security education and awareness is key...

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Using a Website’s Contact Us Form to Create a Phishing Attack

April 19, 2012 Added by:f8lerror

We all have come across websites that have the forms that say “contact us” or something similar. What’s the big deal? These forms have been around forever, right? When an employee finally gets the message, they are automatically put at ease, and become trusting of the content...

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