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GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

GoDaddy customers target of phishing scam

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In what seems like a real email message from GoDaddy, users are prompted to upgrade storage within 24 hours, otherwise their emails account will be suspended

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks

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Updated! Multiple phishing campaigns that play off consumers' fear of having their financial information being hacked are hitting customers of United Services Automobile Association (USAA).

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorize industrial and engineering orgs

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorize industrial and engineering orgs

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Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organizations in at least 30 countries.

Business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams netting billions for criminals

Business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams netting billions for criminals

Your next scam du jour: targeted stings and swindles based on impersonating key personnel are hitting as many as 400 companies a day.

Phishing scam targets Brexit anxiety

Phishing scam targets Brexit anxiety

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A cyberscam has been unfolding in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Cable One alerts customers of a phishing scam

Cable One alerts customers of a phishing scam

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Cable provider Cable One alerted its customers of a phishing email scam looking to steal payment and personal information.

Phishing emails claim virus in iTunes database

Phishing emails claim virus in iTunes database

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Scammers looked to steal payment information from Apple customers using phishing emails claiming that a virus was detected in the iTunes database.

Phishing campaign steals bitcoins from Mt. Gox victims

Phishing campaign steals bitcoins from Mt. Gox victims

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Many Mt. Gox victims are falling prey once again, this time to phishing scammers, according to Cyren researchers who have observed spam messages emanating from the Kraken exchange.

FireEye researchers observed 'Apple-like phishing domains' aimed at Chinese, U.K. users

FireEye researchers observed 'Apple-like phishing domains' aimed at Chinese, U.K. users

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FireEye researchers observed phony Apple domains registered during the first quarter of 2016 used to execute phishing attacks against Apple iCloud users located in China and the U.K.

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

Verity Health Systems employee data compromised in phishing scam

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Verity Health Systems was targeted in an email phishing scam that resulted in the unauthorized release of employee information, including names and Social Security Numbers.

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

Following a successful whaling attack in January which cost FACC €40 million, the company has sacked both its CFO and CEO.

'Celebgate' hacker pleads guilty to Hacking Apple and Gmail accounts

'Celebgate' hacker pleads guilty to Hacking Apple and Gmail accounts

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The "Celebgate" hacker pled guilty for a phishing scam that led him to hack into celebrity accounts to steal nude photos.

Phishing attack compromises City College of San Francisco student data

Phishing attack compromises City College of San Francisco student data

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City College of San Francisco reported that student information was compromised when an employee responded to a phishing email.

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

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Researchers spotted a spike in phishing attacks, email scams and spam messages that mimic branding from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

Call center fraud spikes 45 percent as payment card security improves, study

Call center fraud spikes 45 percent as payment card security improves, study

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A recent Pindrop study found a spike in call center fraud as cybersecurity improves.

'Perfect storm' of ransomware, malvertising and phishing attacks follow 'Celebgate' forum breach

'Perfect storm' of ransomware, malvertising and phishing attacks follow 'Celebgate' forum breach

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'Celebgate' forum breach leads to flood of ransomware, phishing attacks and malvertising malware on mobile site

Phishing attack compromises Olympia School District employee data

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An attacker used a phishing attack to obtain personal identifiable information (PII) on thousands of employees of the Olympia School District.

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

419 phishing scam promises BMW, $1.5 million and an Apple laptop

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Cybercriminals have put a new spin on the infamous 419 phishing scam offering "winners" a 2016 BMW X6M, a $1.5 million check and an Apple laptop in exchange for personal info.

Pivotal Software latest hit with W-2 phishing attack

Pivotal Software latest hit with W-2 phishing attack

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Pivotal Software was victimized in March with a phishing attack that grabbed employee W-2 information, joining a slew of other major corporations which have been similarly victimized.

Apple most referenced brand in phishing attacks, says Area 1

Apple most referenced brand in phishing attacks, says Area 1

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Apple is the brand most used by scammers to trick their victims into opening a phishing email, according to a new study by the security firm Area 1.

PowerWare ransomware uncovered, uses PowerShell for insertion

PowerWare ransomware uncovered, uses PowerShell for insertion

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Cyber crooks once again found a way to use a Microsoft product to victimize the public.

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

Pennsylvania police warn speeding ticket scam could spread malware

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The Tredyffrin, Penn. Township Police Department is warning residents of an email scam that sends fake speeding citations via email and requests payment be made using an online site.

Exposed Seagate workers could face years of cyberattacks

Exposed Seagate workers could face years of cyberattacks

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A Seagate employee was victimized by a phishing scam and unknowingly emailed the income tax data for current and some former company employees to an unauthorized third party making them all potentially vulnerable to potential income tax refund fraud.

Snapchat payroll data snagged in phishing scam

Snapchat payroll data snagged in phishing scam

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The personal information of a number of former and current Snapchat employees was compromised in a phishing scheme.

Russian bank employees received fake job offers in targeted email attack

Russian bank employees received fake job offers in targeted email attack

Symantec has revealed how six employees at a Russian bank got infected with a Trojan through a phishing attack.

Nivdort trojan found in new Facebook phishing attack

Nivdort trojan found in new Facebook phishing attack

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The cybercriminals who targeted WhatsApp users with malware may be behind a phishing scam that is now going after Facebook users, according to a new report.

Marijuana stock driven high, then dumped, by spam campaign

Marijuana stock driven high, then dumped, by spam campaign

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Symantec is investigating a pump and dump stock spam campaign that used the long-lived W.32 Waledac botnet to target a marijuana farming company possibly generating thousands in illegal profits.

Thar she blows: Whaling attacks likely to rise in 2016

Thar she blows: Whaling attacks likely to rise in 2016

Whaling attacks eschew technical sophistication in favour of a good old fashioned confidence trick and according to cyber-security company, Mimecast, they're on the rise.

New, improved Macro malware hitting Microsoft Office

New, improved Macro malware hitting Microsoft Office

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The comeback was 16 years in the making, but macro malware is once again on security professional's radar in a big way impacting at least 100,000 people since it began its resurgence earlier this year, according to Intel Security

Nemucod Trojan usage on the rise, but damage limited

Nemucod Trojan usage on the rise, but damage limited

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The Nemucod trojan is on the rise and being used to spread Teslacrypt ransomware via phishing campaigns, although the silver lining is not as many people are being victimized this time around.

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