New Phishing Service Is Targeting Banks

Hackers are increasingly adopting practices that legitimate business owners will immediately recognize. Recently, a new PhaaS (Phishing as a Service) operation has surfaced that specifically targets major banks. These banks include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Capital One, PNC, US Bank, Lloyds Bank, Santander, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Snarkily named “Robin Banks,” the service also offers templates …

Large Scale Okta Phishing Campaign Targets Many Organizations

According to ongoing research by Group-IB, a massive phishing campaign is currently underway. This is a campaign that has impacted no less than 130 organizations across a broad range of industries. These include but are not limited to professional recruiting firms and companies connected to finance and technology. Some of the companies targeted include giants in their respective fields such …

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What Are The Dangers of Business Email Compromise?

What’s the most expensive cyberattack that businesses face today? If you said business email compromise (BEC) you’re right. The FBI IC3 2021 Internet Crime Report showed that BEC packed a powerful punch against U.S. businesses that year. BEC complainants to IC3 suffered $2,395,953,296 in losses in 2021, 28% higher than 2020’s record total of $1,866,642,107. These 10 facts about business …

Twilio Data Breach Happened Via Employee Smishing

Twilio is the Cloud Communications Company. They are the latest to fall victim to a data breach. The company recently disclosed that some of its customer data was accessed by unknown attackers who gained access to the system by stealing employee login credentials via an SMS phishing attack, known as ‘Smishing,’ for short. The company’s disclosure reads in part as …

OpenSea Warns Users Of Phishing Attacks From Data Breach

Are you a fan of NFTs?  If so, you’ve probably heard of OpenSea, which is the largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens. If you have an account there, be aware that recently the company disclosed that their network had been breached and they issued a warning to their clients urging them to be on the lookout for possible phishing emails. Cory …

Hackers Are Stealing Facebook Accounts With Malicious Messenger Bots

Researchers at Trustwave have shed light on a recently discovered phishing campaign revolving around Facebook Messenger bots. If you don’t spend much time on social media, chatbots are programs designed to impersonate live people and are usually relegated the task of answering simple questions as a form of triage customer support. If the bot can’t answer the question, then a …

The Windows 11 Apps That Use Your Microphone And Camera

Are you a member of the Windows 11 Insiders group?  If so, then you already know that you get a sneak peek at all the cool new features the engineers at Microsoft are building into the new Operating System. If you’re not yet a member of that group, then this announcement might entice you to join. In a June Windows …

Voicemail Phishing Attacks Called Vishing Are On The Rise

While “vishing” is by no means a new threat, it’s not something that has ever happened with sufficient frequency to get most people’s attention. So, if you haven’t heard the term before, you’re not alone. “Vishing” is short for voicemail phishing, and it is apparently on the rise based on data collected by the security firm Zscaler. Attackers are specifically …

Massive Phishing Attack Scammed Millions Of Facebook Messenger Users

According to research conducted by the cybersecurity firm PIXM, there is a massive phishing campaign that peaked in April and May of this year (2022) and it is still ongoing. The campaign has lured millions of unsuspecting users to phishing pages by abusing Facebook and Facebook Messenger and tricking users into entering their account credentials. Worse, the hackers then used …