Brazilian Entities Increasingly Targeted by Nation-State Phishing Attacks
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by Stu Sjouwerman
17h ago
Mandiant has published a report looking at cyber threats targeting Brazil, finding that more than 85% of government-backed phishing activity comes from threat actors based in China, North Korea and Russia ..read more
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The Overlooked Truth: User Experience in Cybersecurity
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by Javvad Malik
17h ago
We live in a world where the term "cybersecurity" tends to make folks either shiver with anxiety or yawn with boredom. The narrative has always been about hacking, phishing, and all sorts of digital skullduggery. However, the overlooked truth is that users don't adopt best security practices because they’re designed without the slightest nod to the user experience ..read more
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Phishing Campaign Abuses Windows Search to Distribute Malware
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by Stu Sjouwerman
2d ago
Researchers at Trustwave warn that a phishing campaign is distributing malware via HTML attachments disguised as invoices. Notably, the HTML files abuse the Windows Search protocol to launch Windows Explorer and trick users into installing the malware ..read more
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No Politician Too Small: School Board Candidates Targeted By Phishing and BEC Scams
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by Stu Sjouwerman
2d ago
Cybercriminals are broadening their targets to include even local political candidates, as an escalating series of phishing attacks was recently directed at school board candidates in Colorado ..read more
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Unmasking the Threat: Why Phishing Scams are Surging in Japan
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by Stu Sjouwerman
4d ago
Japan has a large number of Forbes Global 2000 corporations--more than the UK, Germany, and France combined. Despite this economic strength, Japan faces an alarming and growing threat from phishing attacks, which is much worse than previously assumed. According to findings by Mailsuite, Japan is frequently targeted by phishers, particularly impersonating its major brands. Telecom firm au by KDDI, for instance, has been exploited in 18,964 phishing scams since January 2020. Another frequently impersonated brand is the Japanese payment service JCB, which has been used in 14,907 phishing scams ..read more
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Phishing Campaign Targets Job Seekers With WARMCOOKIE Backdoor
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by Stu Sjouwerman
5d ago
A phishing campaign is impersonating recruiting firms to target job seekers with a new strain of malware, according to researchers at Elastic Security ..read more
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The Global Reach of Cyber Threats: Why Security Awareness Training is More Important Than Ever
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by Javvad Malik
5d ago
Based on news cycles within cybersecurity, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that threats only come from certain parts of the world or that they only target specific industries. However, the reality is that cyber attacks know no borders, and no organisation is immune ..read more
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Cybercriminals Use New V3B Phishing Kit to Mimic 54 Different Banks in the European Union
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by Stu Sjouwerman
6d ago
A new phishing-as-a-service toolkit that leverages credential interception and anti-detection capabilities has put EU banks at severe risk of fraud ..read more
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Phishing With Deepfakes for HK$200 Million
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by Martin Kraemer
6d ago
My hacker story occurred not too long ago at the Hong Kong office of an undisclosed multinational corporation. The hackers pulled off a first-of-its-kind scam that leveraged a phishing email as the initial attack vector followed by a deepfake video call ..read more
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New Research Shows An Alarming Trend of Phishing Attacks Doubling For US and European Organizations
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by Stu Sjouwerman
1w ago
Cybercriminals never sleep, and their aim keeps getting better. According to new research from Abnormal Security, phishing attacks targeting organizations in Europe shot up by a staggering 112.4% between April 2023 and April 2024. Meanwhile, US organizations weren't spared either, with phishing attempts increasing by 91.5% over the same period ..read more
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