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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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