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Subdomain spoofers turning to ‘trusted’ brand LinkedIn to spam users
LinkedIn has become the target of a new phishing campaign, and the company is powerless to block the attacks in the traditional ways.
Australia amongst top 10 for high-risk URLs – and most of those are for phishing
‘Polymorphism’ was the word of 2016, which describes each instance as unique and undetectable by traditional signature-based security approaches.
Menlo Security uncovers sophisticated spear phishing attack at well-known enterprise
Existing security solutions failed to detect a sophisticated and dangerous spear phishing attack at well-known enterprise, Menlo Security says.
Palo Alto amplifies endpoint platform to tackle credential theft
Credential abuse and theft are two main ways threat actors are able to compromise and move within an organisation to steal valuable assets.
Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds
Scammers are finding increasingly cunning ways to capitalise on the reach and popularity of the world’s global brands. This time PayPal is the target.
Sophos launches phishing attack simulator to fight organisational blindspots
Sophos says that out of your entire organisation, your IT staff are the most likely to fall for a phishing attack. Surprising?
Twitter users beware: Phishers target account verification in latest attacks
Twitter is now the target of a phishing attack that uses methods to trick brand managers and social influencers into fake account verification.
Malvertising madness: New report reveals 1978% spike in phishing redirects
“Malvertising is so nefarious because it’s a direct attack on the lifeblood of the internet as we know it."
Beware the blind spot in phishing education
A common blind spot in training corporate staff to identify and avoid cyber attacks is the targeted phishing attack.
AMEX phishing scam uses encryption to lull users into ‘false sense of security’
A new fake AMEX phishing attack uses tactics that lull users into a false sense of security: A mirrored website and SSL certificates, says MailGuard.
DHL phishing email drops malicious .exe file on curious victims
Another phishing email is doing the rounds in Australian inboxes, and this time it’s a fake email that appears from trusted courier company DHL.
Webroot sheds light on the short, sharp lifecycle of phishing websites
84% of phishing sites exist for less than 24 hours. The average life cycle is less than 15 hours. But 400,000 phishing sites are appearing each month.
Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now
This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week. We must educate everyone we know, because we're all targets now.
'Tens of thousands' of contact info released as NZNO falls to Yahoo phishing scam
“We have apologised to our members and have started an investigation into how this happened and are working to prevent this from happening again."
Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds
“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated."
Go Phish – how to spot a ransomware email
With the crooks becoming smarter and more sophisticated every day, what does a modern day phishing email actually look like?
Scammers target IRD customers
"Scammers claiming to be from Inland Revenue are cold calling people to say they are being investigated for tax fraud."
Aus & NZ at the forefront of security capability
"It gives me a lot of optimism in terms of how these countries will fair in the future."
Operation Ghoul targets industrial sector with spear phishing malware
Operation Ghoul is targeting the industrial & engineering sectors worldwide, hitting more than 130 organisations in 30 countries, says Kaspersky Labs.
Spammers are exploiting the massive political Trump card in 2016
“Spammers are quite frequently trying to use breaking news and speculate on famous people. Donald Trump was not an exception."
KnowBe4 makes security training solution available in 26 languages
The interactive, on-demand and computer-based training covers high-risk topics and how you can identify red flags in your system.
PhishMe raises $42.5 million in funding, looks to Asia
The company looks to further its reach into both Asia and Europe, building upon its strong channel ecosystem and technology alliances.
BEC scams targeting a business near you
BEC scams are low-tech financial fraud in which hoax emails from CEOs are sent to financial staff to request transfers of large amounts of money.
Which department is most vulnerable to phishing?
IronScales, a leader in phishing mitigation technology, collected data from over 100 different organisations and an array of different sectors.