Get It From The Source: Avoiding Covid-19 Vaccine Scams and More Trending Phishing Tactics

People are getting vaccinated! As Covid-19 infection and hospitalization rates decline again, we’re hopeful this time is different and with enough people getting access to effective vaccines there is light at the end of the tunnel to end the pandemic - at the very least in the form of achieving a managed level of endemic. We are all seeking a return to something approaching normalcy and an end to the...

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FireEye M-Trends 2019: Hidden Phishing Risks During Mergers and Acquisitions

FireEye M-Trends 2019: Hidden Phishing Risks During Mergers and Acquisitions

Partner, FireEye has released their most recent M-Trends report which looks at some of the significant trends and shifts of 2019, including the Hidden Phishing Risks During Mergers and Acquisitions. FireEye had previously discussed the risks of integrating a compromised organization into a parent organization back in their M-Trends 2012 report and this issue remains a large threat to organizations today. During a merger or acquisition, tight deadlines are in...

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Italian soccer club SS Lazio loses €2 million from a phishing scam

Italian soccer club SS Lazio loses €2 million from a phishing scam

Italian soccer club SS Lazio was a victim of a phishing scam held by hackers claiming to be Dutch team Feyenoord requesting funds for the transfer of a player. The scammers had insider knowledge of the deal between Lazio and Feyenoord for central defender Stefan de Vrij- they found that Lazio still owed Feyenoord € 2million. With this information, they proceeded to email Lazio requesting the funds and the bank account...

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3 Clues to Spotting a Spam Scam

The notice looked real at first -- but turned out to be an obvious scam. Unraveling its origins offered an object lesson in how not to get suckered. I received the following “domain abuse notice” for one of my inactive registered domains last week: Those of us who have dealt with falsely blacklisted domains in the past have seen notices like this before. It’s usually from an antispam vendor or service letting...

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10 Things to Watch: Detecting a Phishing Email

As you may have noticed, the topic of phishing has been at the forefront of the concerns within the IT security 2016 landscape. As attacks become more challenging to identify, organizations become more susceptible to breach. Ransomware infections are often instigated through phishing emails. It’s crucial to take proactive measures to help protect yourself and your organization’s security. As attacks become more challenging to identify, organizations become more susceptible to breach. Ransomware infections...

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Snapchat Falls Victim to Phishing Attack

On Friday February 26, 2016, the popular photo sharing app, Snapchat, fell victim to a sophisticated phishing attack. Employees were “targeted by an isolated email phishing scam”, where the scammer impersonated Snapchat’s Chief Executive Officer, Evan Spiegel, according to a blog posted by Snapchat representatives on Sunday. The malicious email requested payroll information about current and former employees. While Snapchat is not giving away details, this information could include addresses,...

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