Phishing stories - Page 1
New email detection launched for Google Workspace to detect spear phishing
"Phishing is responsible for 95% of all breaches including the latest high-profile ransomware exploits."
Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting YouTube creators with cookie theft malware
Cookie Theft, or pass-the-cookie attack, is a session hijacking technique that enables access to user accounts with session cookies stored in the browser.
Technology, not training, protects users from phishing
Businesses should prioritise utilisation of readily available authentication technologies to prevent the ongoing phishing threat.
Email: Still the number one threat vector
Just as cyber-criminals are ever honing their methods to increase their chances of success, so must security teams.
Why phishing is a bigger threat than ransomware
Preventing today’s increasingly dynamic phishing attempts requires next-generation ‘on-device’ web security that can block phishing sites.
Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe amongst top brands impersonated in phishing attacks
“Gone are the days of the bulk spam and phishing attacks, and here to stay is the highly targeted spear phishing email."
A third of suspicious emails reported by employees are phishing
New research has found 33% of emails employees report as phishing are either malicious or highly suspect.
Layered security strategy vital to combat Microsoft 365 phishing threat
"The layered strategy needs to include real-time detection of zero-day and unique phishing threats."
New spear phishing detection and response service launched for Microsoft 365
Current email defenses, including Microsoft 365 built-in security, miss up to 65% of targeted attacks.
Hackers targeting home Wi-Fi routers to steal data
"Many users do nothing to protect their smart devices," says security firm.
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
The new normal of cybersecurity: Ransomware, phishing and zero trust
"When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, cyber criminals saw their opportunity, and they took it."
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing.
Securing the hybrid workforce
It's likely that organisations will need to find a way to work alongside COVID-19, which will probably involve a hybrid approach to work.
Surge in targeted spear phishing as attackers look for weak link
"Cybercriminals are getting sneakier about who they target with their attacks."
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
Tech support scams among top phishing attacks
These scams are specifically designed to trick unsuspecting consumers to share personal information or engage in behaviour that puts their privacy at risk.
Fatigued IT teams losing the war on phishing
"Enterprise IT pros must stay ahead not only of the attackers who are constantly crafting new attacks, but also of their own users."
Microsoft tops list for most imitated brands for phishing attempts
Tech giant Microsoft was again the brand most frequently targeted by cybercriminals.
More users falling for security and HR-related phishing attacks
"Employees can be the difference between a successful attack and an unsuccessful one with proper security awareness training and testing.”
600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
New phishing simulator helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity
DeltaNet International has released its Phishing Simulator tool, designed to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness.
Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
MailGuard has intercepted phishing emails designed to harvest personal details from LinkedIn members.
Over a third of workers have picked up bad cybersecurity habits while working remotely
A new report finds over a third of workers have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviours since working from home.