Phishing

Smashing Security #112: Payroll scams, gold coin heists, web giants spanked

Business email compromise evolves to target your company’s payroll, how the world’s largest gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, and are internet giants feeling the heat yet over data security?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by people hacker Jenny Radcliffe.


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British TV viewers targeted by email fraudsters

TV fraudsters are using the disguise of emails from the TV Licensing authority to steal large sums of money from the bank accounts of unwary Brits.


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Automated phishing attack tool bypasses 2FA protection

Modlishka may help raise awareness of the danger of reverse proxy phishing attacks, but it’s easy to imagine that many criminals will be tempted to put it to malicious use.


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German politicians suffer massive hack of personal details and private communications

The private communications, emails, contact details, mobile phone numbers, memos, and financial information of hundreds of politicians have been published online.


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It looked like a Citrix ShareFile phishing attack, but wasn’t

Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about a password reset email that Citrix has been sending its customers.

If you’re a company contacting your customers via email, please make sure it doesn’t look phishy.


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Smashing Security #106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots

How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

And don’t miss our special bonus interview about passwords with Rachael Stockton of LastPass.


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School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

A school district in Indiana which had $120,000 transferred from its bank account after its email account was hacked, has failed in an attempt to reclaim the cash.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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When the FBI rather than the fraudsters make a fake FedEx website

Fraudsters beware! The Feds are prepared to use your own tricks against you.


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Amazon warns customers it leaked their names and email addresses

What aren’t you telling us Amazon, and why?


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Smashing Security #104: The world’s most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace

Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again…?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Scott Helme.


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Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

Has someone been trying to hack into a large number of Apple ID accounts?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.


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When your Instagram account has been hacked, how do you get it back?

Travel blogger Delaine Maria D’Costa had her account wiped after she failed to pay an extortionist $200.

That was bad enough, but then she had to try to convince Instagram to let her have it back again.


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Smashing Security #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

One travel blogger finds you don’t have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Naked Security’s Mark Stockley.


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Another wave of Elon Musk bitcoin scams spread by verified Twitter accounts

The cryptocurrency giveaway scammers are up to their tricks again on Twitter, and it seems that Twitter simply can’t keep up with them.

My advice to Twitter? Make Login Verification compulsory for verified accounts.


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Naked celebrity photo hacker used to be a high school teacher

A former high school teacher is to plead guilty to hacking into the online accounts of celebrities and stealing naked photographs and other private information.


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