Items tagged with Phishing

Scammers are actively phishing for victims through a tried-and-true Paypal invoice scheme, in hopes of tricking people into thinking they've been charged for an Apple product. I know this because I received a fake invoice purporting to originate from an Apple Store, with the scammer claiming I made a $1,299 purchase... Read more...
This week, researchers have reported that earlier this year, threat actors leveraged a vulnerability in Windows to deploy DarkGate malware after phishing the victim for initial access. The vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-21412 led to users running fake Microsoft software installer (.MSI) packages that looked like... Read more...
In 2021 the Framework laptop hit the market, revolutionizing the standard laptop model from being a one-and-done sort of deal to an upgradable and modular experience. Since then, the brand has expanded quite a bit. With several releases and reiterations, like the recent AMD Ryzen upgrade across the 13” and 16” models... Read more...
Phishing emails traditionally come from threat actors looking to make a quick buck or steal some data for nefarious purposes. Things get confusing, however, when phishing-style emails come directly from an organization like Amazon. That is exactly what happened over the weekend, leaving many customers baffled... Read more...
Gmail users around the world have been getting pop-up notifications in the past few days prompting them to up their security with Enhanced Safe Browsing. This feature, which is enabled across all Google products with a simple toggle, enables real-time security scanning and will help protect you against phishing and... Read more...
Hackers recently managed to infiltrate Reddit and gain access to internal documents, source code, and internal business systems, an admin for the site disclosed. According to Reddit, the cyberattack was the result of a "sophisticated phishing campaign" against the site's employees. In a post detailing the security... Read more...
We often report on phishing campaigns involving fraudulent customer support agents who trick victims into giving up sensitive information or installing malware on their systems. However, sometimes threat actors flip this script, instead posing as customers in need of help in order to prey on customer support agents... Read more...
TA444 is an advanced persistent threat (APT) group believed to be associated with the North Korean government. However, rather than receiving financial backing from its government, the group seems to bring in revenue for the government. Unlike most state-backed APTs, such as China’s Aoqin Dragon or Iran’s Charming... Read more...
Over the past week, Gmail users have been reporting abuse of the Google Ads platform. However, rather than conducting ad fraud or placing ads that distribute malware, the actors behind this recent activity are leveraging the Google Ads invitation system to direct traffic to various to risky websites. These sites are... Read more...
Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, published a blog post this week warning about phishing campaigns targeting its customers. These phishing campaigns are likely related to a previously undisclosed data breach that exposed the email addresses of the exchange’s 5.7 million customers... Read more...
Joint research conducted by cybersecurity firms Checkmarx and Illustria has revealed a massive phishing campaign that flooded open source repositories with over 144,000 packages. Unlike many other campaigns that involve the distribution of software packages, this newly discovered campaign didn’t attempt to distribute... Read more...
The cuteness of kittens is widely recognized and appreciated on the internet, but there’s nothing cute about the Iranian Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) known as “Charming Kitten.” Also known as TA453 or APT42, this threat group has been conducting cyber espionage at the behest of the Iranian regime since at least... Read more...
In most cases, it's pretty easy to recognize a phishing scam. Telltale signs include typos, bad grammar, unsolicited attachments, and spoofed email addresses and hyperlinks, to name just a few. So imagine my surprise when I received an email that exhibited none of those traits, at least not initially, in an attempt to... Read more...
The holiday season at the end of the year is a busy time for online shoppers, between taking advantage of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and ordering gifts for friends and family. Sadly, threat actors have no qualms with taking advantage of the high volume of packages in transit during this time to... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Cyjax has published a new report detailing an ongoing phishing campaign that has made use of over 42,000 domains going back to 2017. The campaign targets WhatsApp users with surveys promising rewards from major international brands, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. Cyjax researchers have... Read more...
Earlier this year, threat researchers at the cybersecurity company IronNet discovered a phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform known as Robin Banks. While the name may be humorous, the platform itself is no laughing matter, as it serves to aid cybercriminals in stealing innocent users’ banking credentials. After... Read more...
As Elon Musk pushes to begin charging users to keep their coveted check marks, it appears scammers are beginning to target users who already have one by their username. The new CEO of Twitter has also mentioned that the verification process is currently being "revamped." In what Musk says is an attempt to make... Read more...
2K, the publisher of numerous video game series, including Borderlands, Civilization, and Bioshock, has issued a notice to warn customers that an unknown actor recently gained unauthorized access to its help desk platform. The threat actor in question abused this access to distribute malware by way of the 2K Games... Read more...
The Cyber Division of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published a notice warning the healthcare industry of cyberattacks targeting healthcare payment processors. The attacks generally come in the form of phishing attacks that leverage employees’ publicly available Personally Identifiable Information... Read more...
Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint have been keeping tabs on an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) known as TA453 and recently found the threat actor employing a phishing technique that makes use of sock puppet email accounts. Sock puppets are alternate accounts or personas used in a deceptive manner by a single... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Group-IB published research today detailing how various threat actors are stealing Steam login credentials using browser windows. Specialists from the computer emegency response team at Group-IB (CERT-GIB) discovered over 150 phishing resources mimicking Steam in just the month of July. Steam... Read more...
Scammers and fraudsters have been targeting YouTube creators with sophisticated email campaigns. The emails pose as legitimate notices from Google which claim to be a copyright report and possible strike against the channel. These include a Google Drive link to the purported report, which actually contains a malware... Read more...
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