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Learn about current phishing techniques, notable campaigns and attacks, what to watch out for 'in the wild', and more.

Identity Deception-Based Phishing Attacks Show an Increase in Impersonating Individuals

The use of impersonating a person or brand as part of an attack in on the rise, giving attackers the upper hand, establishing instant credibility and lowering the defenses of the ...
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Phishing for Gamers Uses A Fake Skin Giveaway

BleepingComputer warns that a fake Steam skin giveaway site is stealing users’ Steam credentials. The site appears to be running a 26-day promotion giving away free skins for ...
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Netflix "Account Freeze" Phishing Campaign In The Wild

A Netflix phishing scam is going after users’ payment information and Netflix credentials, according to Naked Security. The phishing emails inform recipients that they’ve missed a payment ...
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Over Half of SMBs Experience Phishing and Social Engineering Attacks

The assertion that SMBs aren’t a cyber-target is officially dead. SMBs are victims of the very same attacks as enterprises in growing numbers, according to new research.
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Merchant fined for failing to train employees — Former NYDFS Superintendent Vullo Talks About Cybersecurity Regs

Mark Harrop, Director of Communications, Corporates at Thomson Reuters made me aware of a very interesting interview with Maria Vullo, the former Superintendent of New York’s Department ...
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‘Professional’ ransomware gang targets 1,800 large organizations worldwide, Dutch investigators find

Filip Truta at Bitdefender blogged: "A confidential report from the Netherlands’ National Cyber ​​Security Center warns that ransomware operators are targeting at least 1,800 large ...
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Phishing scams on the up in the Netherlands

Mina Solanki, an expat in Holland wrote: "After years of declining, phishing is on the up. In 2018, the (monetary) damage caused by it had almost quadrupled compared to previous years. ...
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Google Sent 12K Nation-State Phishing Warnings In Three Months

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of government-backed attempts to spearphish gmail users over just a three-month period earlier this year, they reported.
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Click Confessions of a Security Expert

As a “human security” expert, I used to take a lot of pride in my well-honed security hygiene. Yeah… that all ended back in early 2017 when I joined KnowBe4. You see, up until that time, ...
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Phishing Simulations Should be Educational, not Punitive

Phishing training programs need to be focused on educating employees rather than on shaming them, according to David Spark and Allan Alford, co-hosts of the Defense in Depth podcast. On ...
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They Know If You've Been Bad or Good...

Like most of the rest of us, malicious actors the world over love the holidays. It's a prime season to run social engineering schemes on users who are already of a mind to open their ...
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[Heads-up. This Is Ugly] After Refusing The Maze Ransomware Payment, Their Stolen Data Was Leaked

After a deadline was missed for receiving a ransom payment, the group behind Maze Ransomware has published almost 700 MB worth of data and files stolen from a security staffing firm. Our ...
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An Australian Watering Hole (but in Canberra, not the Outback)

The Australian Federal Parliament suffered a malware infection earlier this year after some users fell victim to a watering hole attack, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) ...
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Cybercriminal Gang, Silent Starling, Creates New ‘Vendor Email Compromise’ Category

New attacks focus on organizations with global supply chains looking to trick a supplier’s customers into paying fake invoices and have already impacted 500 organizations worldwide.
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Now HERE is an interesting Phishing Campaign!

It's a phishing campaign against phishing campaigns! :-D It's a public service program that educates organizations and societies globally on the greatest cyber risk of all - the falsehood ...
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Ransomware Attack Hits Louisiana State Servers

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday revealed that a ransomware attack hit state servers, prompting a response from the state’s cyber-security team. The incident appears to have ...
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Real Estate Scams Have Gone Global. Bad Guys Caused Tens of Thousands of Dollars Damage Down Under

Scammers hijacked a total of $70,000 by imitating an Australian settlement agent’s email address, and then tricking two property buyers into sending the money to the wrong account, Perth ...
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A Majority of Organizations Experience Breaches Despite a Majority Saying They Are Prepared to Defend Against Them

The mismatch of signals by IT organizations shows a potential overestimation on IT’s part about its ability to prevent and protect against new cyberthreats.
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The Bad Guys Have a New Favorite Online Service to Exploit (And It May Be One You Never Heard Of)

Over the past few years malicious actors have apparently decided that the future of phishing lies in exploiting trusted online services. Your users have undoubtedly seen the upshot of ...
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