Hackers were impersonating cybersecurity companies by sending phishing emails asking the target to callback to resolve potential network compromise. Victims are then guided to install remote administration tools.
According to the Phishing Activity Trends Report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), phishing attacks surpassed one million for the first time in three months in the first quarter of 2022.
The nature of phishing attacks and the role of human error in the problem means that it’s unlikely we can completely eliminate this threat. Implementation of behavioral analytics solutions allow security teams to clearly identify irregular or abnormal behaviors and take action to determine if someone with access is a potential threat.
Hackers recently gained access to internal tools at leading email marketing platform Mailchimp, and made use of them in targeted phishing attacks on owners of crypto wallets.
Phishing Attacks More Sophisticated, Malicious Emails Timed To Coincide With Periods of Low Energy and Inattentiveness
The fact that phishing attacks have been on the rise is no secret. One of the most interesting developments is that malicious emails are now being timed to coincide with the "mid-afternoon slump" common to office workers.
Phishing Attacks Actively Using Alternative Exfiltration Methods Including Google Forms and Telegram Bots
Threat intelligence firm Group-IB says cybercriminals actively used Google Forms and Telegram bots to collect stolen data from exploit kits during phishing attacks.
Learn why our brains are destined to eventually fall for phishing attacks and how cybercriminals have adapted to modern work practices to make phishing emails more successful.
Phishing websites are increasingly more deceptive but AI can utilize computer vision to ensure pages that would otherwise deceive end-users are detected and stopped in their tracks.
Remote workers faced a barrage of over 100,000 phishing attacks over the last four months, mostly involving the impersonation of Google-branded websites, according to a report by Barracuda Networks.