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Beware the latest tax-season spear-phishing scam

You may have heard of the CEO scam: that’s where spear-phishers impersonate a CEO to hit up a company for sensitive information.

That’s what happened to Snapchat, when an… 654 more words


DNC chief Podesta led to phishing link 'thanks to a typo'

Who hacked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta?

…and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)?

…and the US election?

Back in July, security firm SecureWorks pointed the finger at Russia: over the course of the past year, it’s been tracking the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear and its spearphishing attacks, launched with… 721 more words


Hacked Olympians' doping docs may have been doctored post-theft

On 13 September, a hacking group called Fancy Bears published stolen medical data from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The data revealed the names of athletes allowed to take otherwise banned substances for medical reasons. 388 more words


Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil

During the first half of this year, ESET has observed an increase in the number of detections of Nymaim, a long-known malware family whose prevalence has fallen markedly since 2014. 902 more words

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Facebook "Spam King" gets 2.5 years in the slammer

Notorious “Spam King” Sanford Wallace – he who clogged up Facebook with over 27 million unsolicited messages, sent through about half a million ripped-off Facebook accounts – has received his comeuppance. 710 more words


Phishing for beginners - Image #133

This originally appeared over at http://easycyber.net and I thought it would be worth providing this beginner’s guide here.  I’m guessing that you’ve heard of phishing, and I thought I’d provide some words around related topics. 429 more words

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Phishing and Whaling

I’m guessing that you’ve heard of phishing, and I thought I’d provide some words around related topics.  Let’s start at the beginning though.


Most people with email will have received a phishing email at some point.   408 more words

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