Phishing Attacks

Chrome Scrolling Bug May Expose Users To Convincing Phishing Attacks

Security conscious users are still wary of using mobile banking apps, for the very reason they cannot clearly determine if the bank app connects their online banking account to the bank’s servers in an encrypted fashion. The usual verification of a TLS connection is by checking the address bar of the web browser, it provides

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Online Scams And Fraud Increasing Trends in Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) disclosed in a report dated May 2019 that 378,000 cases of scams, mostly from the online environment were reported to the commission for the whole of 2018. Australians collectively lost AU$489 million, 41.7% more than 2017. ACCC runs Scamwatch, which separately collected 177,516 reports, that number is so

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SMS Phishing Attempts Against DBS Customers Rampant In the Wild

Development Bank of Singapore and the Singapore Police have issued a warning to the public that a specifically crafted phishing SMS message are spreading, providing users a link that will steal their username and passwords for their DBS online account. Sample messages below: DBS instructed their customers never fall for such scams, especially those messages

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How to Ensure Protection Against Phishing Attacks

In today’s world, everyone needs to understand the dangers of phishing attacks. Every single individual who uses the internet in one way or the other needs to know how to ensure protection against phishing attacks. What is Phishing? Almost every one of us is targeted by phishing attacks regularly. Phishing attacks comprise sending fraudulent communication,

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Phone Call-Based Spear Phishing: Bank of America Alerted

The Better Business Bureau has warned banks, especially Bank of America and their depositors/creditors to be alert of a new phishing attack using a newer social engineering technique. Some victims of the new phishing attack suddenly realized that their bank accounts were totally wiped-out of funds, even without remembering if she gave her banking information

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Chinese Scammers Use Social Engineering to Swindle $18.6M

Fraud transaction through clever social engineering enabled Chinese phishers in successfully swindling an estimated $18.6 million from Tecnimont SpA’s Indian branch. With a cleverly written email that heavily resembles Pierrorberto Folgiero’s (the company’s Group CEO) was sent to Tecnimont Pvt Ltd, the phishers were able to persuade decision makers in the company’s India office to

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