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Russian Indictment: They Used Criminal Tradecraft like Spearphishing To Hack The Democratic Party

The email arrived in Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s inbox around March 19, 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, spoofed to look like a standard ...
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State Department warns staff of surge in spear phishing attempts

Eric Geller at Politico reported: "The State Department on Thursday warned employees about a tidal wave of malicious messages attempting to trick staffers into opening a door for hackers. ...
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An inventive YouTube moderator phishing scam

Full marks for inventiveness If you have a YouTube channel, and have had your fill of sifting through the vile torrent of abusive comments left on your video masterpieces, you can invite ...
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If Willie Sutton were working today, he'd be stealing cryptocurrency, not wasting time on banks

Because that's where the money is. Criminals have been installing cryptocurrency miners on victim machines that turn them into sources of money. These operate without the users' ...
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What is the difference between the Surface Web, The Deep Web and the Dark Web?

These three terms are often a source of confusion, especially in connection with cybercrime and where that comes from. If you think that search engines like Google (there are more!) know ...
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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack Was Hiding A Spear Phishing Campaign

During the attacks in eastern Europe with the Bad Rabbit ransomware, a more insidious attack was taking place in Ukraine under its cover, Reuters reported. Serhiy Demedyuk, head of the ...
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U.S. warns about phishing attacks on nuclear, energy, aviation, water, and manufacturing industries

(Reuters) — The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing ...
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Ransomware Spear Phishing Attack Used To Hide 60M Cyberheist

In a classic "divert their attention", the Taiwan Far East Bank was first attacked with spear phishing emails that pointed to malicious executables, which were clicked on by employees. ...
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A New Spear Phishing Attack Uses Compromised Government Servers And DNS

Cisco's Talos malware researchers posted about a highly sophisticated, targeted spear phishing attack using malicious Word attachments, spoofed to look like it was from the U.S. ...
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Third Quarter 2017 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects [INFOGRAPHIC]

KnowBe4 customers run millions of phishing tests per year, and we report quarterly on the latest top-clicked phishing email subjects in 3 separate categories: subjects related to social ...
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