Phishing

Why Are Vishing Attacks on the Rise During the COVID-19 Pandemic? screenshot

Why Are Vishing Attacks on the Rise During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has made a formal statement, warning the public against the increase in vishing attacks. The warning was issued in mid-January 2021. You may be already familiar with... Read more

January 20, 2021
Microsoft, DHL, and LinkedIn Among the Top Brands Exploited in 2020 Phishing Attacks screenshot

Microsoft, DHL, and LinkedIn Among the Top Brands Exploited in 2020 Phishing Attacks

In early January 2021 security experts with Check Point published their findings on phishing attacks and campaigns in the last quarter of the past year, revealing both some interesting new trends and some unchanged... Read more

January 18, 2021
UK Banks List COVID Vaccine Scams as One of the Greatest Threats Today screenshot

UK Banks List COVID Vaccine Scams as One of the Greatest Threats Today

Cyber attacks and phishing, scams and frauds in particular have exploded in volume since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Malicious actors have come up with countless ways to steal information and trick... Read more

January 15, 2021
A New Phishing Campaign Targets PayPal Users via SMS screenshot

A New Phishing Campaign Targets PayPal Users via SMS

Phishing attacks show no signs of slowing down in the new year. A new campaign has been making the rounds, this time targeting PayPal users. The scammers are sending fake SMS messages in their attempt to phish out... Read more

January 7, 2021
Ignore 'Is it you in the video?' Messages Sent via Facebook's Messenger screenshot

Ignore 'Is it you in the video?' Messages Sent via Facebook's Messenger

Just because we have turned over a new leaf on the calendar and have finally left a tumultuous 2020 behind us, does not mean that we are safe in the digital world or that cyber criminals will magically disappear. On... Read more

January 4, 2021
70% of Public Sector Employees Disclose Passwords When Interacting with Phishing Emails screenshot

70% of Public Sector Employees Disclose Passwords When Interacting with Phishing Emails

A large-scale phishing simulation conducted as a test and security experiment was recently completed and the results are not very encouraging. The participants were public sector employees from across the globe and... Read more

December 18, 2020
Black Friday Is Right Around the Corner, and So Are These Scams screenshot

Black Friday Is Right Around the Corner, and So Are These Scams

One of the biggest online shopping events is just a couple of days away. With Black Friday just around the corner, cyber criminals are gearing up for a busy weekend as well, with a multitude of scams ready to be... Read more

November 24, 2020
What Is a Fake Infringement Notice Attack? screenshot

What Is a Fake Infringement Notice Attack?

Bad actors have recently launched a new campaign, targeting Instagram users with phishing emails. The phishing campaign hinges on one commonly used social engineering trick - scaring the victim into submission. The... Read more

October 29, 2020
Phishers Are Using a Fake Netflix Website in Arabic to Steal Login Credentials screenshot

Phishers Are Using a Fake Netflix Website in Arabic to Steal Login Credentials

In October 2020 security researchers found a group of bad actors running a phishing campaign. The campaign is focused on Arabic users and uses a fake Netflix page. The bad actors used convincing imagery to fool... Read more

October 29, 2020
Watch Out for Phishing Emails Exploiting Amazon Prime Day Deals screenshot

Watch Out for Phishing Emails Exploiting Amazon Prime Day Deals

Despite its name, Amazon Prime Day is a two-day discount campaign conducted by online retail supergiant Amazon that takes place on the 13th and 14th of October. As the world gears up for reckless shopping, security... Read more

October 9, 2020
Phishing Scheme Uses CAPTCHA on Fake Login Pages to Make Them Look Legitimate screenshot

Phishing Scheme Uses CAPTCHA on Fake Login Pages to Make Them Look Legitimate

Researchers with Menlo Security found a new phishing scheme that was using fake Captcha checks. The bad actors behind the credentials theft scam were primarily targeting businesses and organizations in the hospitality... Read more

October 7, 2020
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Cybersecurity Experts Have Faced a "Game-Changing" Phishing Scheme

A recent cyberattack was dubbed "game-changing" - wording you obviously don't see every day. What makes that particular phishing attack that impressive, though? The attack was detailed and analyzed by security... Read more

October 2, 2020
Don't Fall for the Newest Apple Chatbot Scam screenshot

Don't Fall for the Newest Apple Chatbot Scam

Cybercriminals are using every method available to them for phishing people's passwords, even if it means resorting to relatively dated technology and methods. A new SMS-based phishing attack is making the rounds once... Read more

September 30, 2020
Fake O2 Texts Phish for Victim Credentials screenshot

Fake O2 Texts Phish for Victim Credentials

A new text-based scam is making the rounds in the UK. Potential victims of the scam receive fake text messages that pose as official communication from British telecom company O2, asking users to update billing... Read more

September 25, 2020
Watch Out for Fake Emails Offering £1,000 Gift Cards From Asda screenshot

Watch Out for Fake Emails Offering £1,000 Gift Cards From Asda

Asda Stores Limited, a retail supermarket chain based in Leeds in the United Kingdom, issued a warning to its customers in early September 2020. The store chain warned its customers to be aware that there is an... Read more

September 17, 2020
Online Design Platform Canva Abused by Hackers for Phishing screenshot

Online Design Platform Canva Abused by Hackers for Phishing

Bad actors, especially those focusing on scams and phishing emails, have been shifting their focus on exploiting cloud services and online tools for their campaigns. After a rise in phishing emails using content... Read more

September 8, 2020
Watch Out For Another Dropbox Phishing Email Titled 'Po.Pdf' screenshot

Watch Out For Another Dropbox Phishing Email Titled 'Po.Pdf'

It is a sad fact of life that as the sophistication of the technologies available to us grows, so does the ingenuity and determination of bad actors to exploit and victimize regular users. Once upon a time, the... Read more

July 22, 2020
Coronavirus Phishing Scams Decline After March Peak screenshot

Coronavirus Phishing Scams Decline After March Peak

As soon as the Coronavirus pandemic started, and people became home-bound, social distancing, working from home, and receiving online classes, crooks had a field day. Cybercrime spiked, and most cyber-attack campaigns... Read more

July 3, 2020