phishing

Youtube Now Takes Down “Instructional Hacking” Videos

For 19-years and still counting, Youtube has become a very important platform for online video content. Not only for leisure and pleasure, like those cat videos that we all love to watch, but also education-type of videos designed to inform people of whatever topic they wish to learn. In fact, as of this year, there

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BEC Scams, A Profitable Phishing Technique

Only a few groups in the cybersecurity industry know or even heard the name “Scattered Canary”, it is considered as a “cyber-gang” with at least a dozen members set to issue targeted BEC (Business Email Compromise) campaigns. Scattered Canary started its operations more than ten years ago, with only a few members, the team targeted

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5 Ways In Handling Security Trends of First Quarter 2019

2019’s First Quarter already ended, and as we can see cybersecurity issues are not bound to slow down any time soon. We have provided many embarrassing and sad stories of companies and public sector entities falling for cyber attacks, phishing, malware infection and other issues. We are here to help make our readers aware of

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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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4 Tasks System Admins Should Never Forget During Holiday Downtime

Holiday season is a period where system admins perform fine tuning of the systems and network. With employees taking their vacation, it is the best time to perform scheduled downtime in order to keep the computers working in their top shape as the New Year comes. Here, we have provided you another full year of

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Hack Email Passwords in Minutes Using Dubious Ways

It is a well-known fact that our oceans are over fished. As if that is not enough, so too are our inboxes. While a different kind of “phishing”, email hacking and scams are increasing with every turn of the tide, most of us count on our email provider to include a level of spam filtering

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How In The World Will The U.S. Secure Its Midterm Elections?

If there’s one thing we learned from the 2016 U.S. elections, it’s this: the entire process is in serious need of a cybersecurity update. And the biggest thing on most people’s minds right now as we head towards the midterm elections on November 6 is this: has the security situation gotten any better? Given how

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The Scary And Growing Problem Of Email Fraud In A Nutshell

Word to the wise—watch your email inbox with a critical eye, as email scams are on the rise. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, they have identified a 270% increase in business email fraud since the beginning of 2015. Even smart and technologically savvy people can become email scam victims, so don’t let

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This Is Why Homeland Security Has Labeled Gmail As Risky Business

In a recent intelligence report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revealed serious weaknesses in Gmail’s new interface, many of which appear to be highly exploitable. As a top email service released in April 2004, Gmail has become the de-facto mode of digital communication for many people, especially those using an Android mobile device.

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