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Penalty! Another FIFA World Cup Phishing Scam Found

As we round out the second week of the FIFA World Cup, new phishing scams continue to permeate, seeking to take advantage of fan’s interest and excitement.
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What Is Angler Phishing And How Do I Avoid Becoming A Victim?

Experian in an ongoing campaign to clean up their massive hack  came out with a useful post:   What is Angler Phishing?   Angler phishing is the practice of masquerading as a customer ...
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Phishing Attacks Make Mortgage Wire Fraud Easier

The stress of obtaining a mortgage has just gotten worse, thanks to cybercriminals trying to con you out of your money. In new attacks targeting companies involved in the mortgage lending ...
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Vacation Dream Home Phishing Nightmare (but with a Happy Ending)

Mike Malone and his wife found the vacation condo of their dreams in Florida. They were in touch with a real estate agent who was handling the deal when suddenly their condo purchase ...
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[Heads-up] Massive Downtime Caused By Bad Guys Killing Bank's 9,500+ Systems To Hide Stealing 10 Million Dollars Via SWIFT

A cyberattack against Banco De Chile (BDC)—that country's largest financial institution—bricked a hair-raising 9,000 workstations and 500 servers. However, killing these machines was ...
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New Global Research Underscores Continued Increase in Phishing Threats and Impact on Staff & Productivity

Barracuda today announced key findings from a new global research report. Here are the highlights:
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New Phishing Campaign Uses IQY Attachments to Bypass Antivirus And Installs RATs

A malicious spam campaign, distributed by the Necurs botnet, is using a new attachment type that is doing a good job in bypassing your antivirus and mail filters. 
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We Received A CEO Fraud Phishing Attack From Our Own Personal Accountants

This is an up-close and personal account of how my wife Rebecca and I (we hope) dodged a cybercrime bullet.  You probably do not know that I am an elected official of the City of ...
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Kate Spade Suicide Phishing Templates

This is another celebrity death which will spawn a raft of phishing and social media attacks. We recommend to inoculate your users before they make it through the filters.
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Watch Out For World Cup Soccer Phishing Scams

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has drawn a worldwide audience. It's also attracted phishing scams using event tickets as bait. Tickets for the matches can only be purchased legitimately through ...
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