Cyber attacks are using better research and personalization to find a way to take advantage of the senior level or C-Suite — and cybersecurity operations are falling behind in combatting these whaling attacks.
Suspected Russian and Turkish attackers accuse account owners of copyright infringement, direct them to phishing pages to compromise accounts before demanding ransom from hacked Instagram account owners to restore access.
EA introduced new security measures to prevent account takeover attacks after hackers successfully breached high-profile players’ accounts via phishing and social engineering attacks.
Historically, to become a successful hacker, you had to have the knowledge and skills to create your own attacks from scratch. However, all that has changed with the proliferation of the underground market for phishing-as-a-service.
With emails bypassing defenses, humans are left as organizations’ last line of defense against phishing attacks. But it’s unreasonable to expect each employee to be a cybersecurity expert and identify these attacks every time.
A dark web forum recruited affiliates in a phishing campaign targeting YouTube creators with cookie stealing malware to hijack their accounts and stream cryptocurrency scams.
US government employees will soon be required to use a stronger measure of multi-factor authentication to access their work accounts. Aimed at putting an end to phishing, the measure is phasing out less secure forms of authentication.
A new "combination file" offered on the dark web that makes connections between Clubhouse and Facebook users is a threat to create a spike in specific attack types, namely phishing and account takeover attempts.
The pandemic accelerated the transition to cloud-based systems for many organizations. Unsurprisingly, there's an uptick of phishing attacks as cybercriminals took advantage of our collectively distracted attention spans and less-than-stellar security practices.
Phishing emails are highly effective today because workers have been groomed to have an immediate response to them. Here is a breakdown of each of these widely-used cognitive responses.