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Are Russian hackers targeting Hillary Clinton?

Are Russian hackers targeting Hillary Clinton? New research has revealed Russian hackers have been targeting key staff members working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.The research comes from SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit research team, who believes the hackers are working on behalf of the Russian government.

Scammers target IRD customers

Scammers target IRD customers These include phoning and claiming to be from Inland Revenue, or sending an email that appears to come from Inland Revenue or a tax refund agency.“You may be asked to enter personal Inland Revenue information, eg, your myIR Secure Online Services user ID and password.

Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds

Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds Moreover, Phishing emails increasingly contain ransomware, with a report earlier this year revealing 93% of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated,” Whitmore says.

Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now

Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week, and now more than ever we can't just sit back and think that it won't happen to us.The 2016 International Fraud Awareness week has some very simple messages - but it requires us as consumers, as businesspeople, as residents trying to make our way - that we don't fall victim to fraud.

Twitter users beware: Phishers target acunt verification in latest attacks

Twitter users beware: Phishers target acunt verification in latest attacks What’s worse is that these techniques could be applied to any social media platform that uses account verification.Devin Redmond, vice president and general manager of Digital Security and Compliance, Proofpoint, says attackers will always go where their victims are.

Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds

Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds The company recently discovered a phishing email message which looked like a benign PayPal login, but in reality it was a “very well crafted” phishing webpage.Behind the scenes, the phishing attack turned out to be complex and sophisticated, and Proofpoint says those are the real innovations.

Users Say The Latest Steam Scam Is Profiles With 'Malicious Code'

Users Say The Latest Steam Scam Is Profiles With 'Malicious Code' Phishing refers to the act of using fraudulent log-in pages to trick people into giving away personal information.Usually this requires the user to click a link, but the reported phishing attempts on Steam instead involve profile pages being redirected automatically through the use of malicious code.

Phishers bypass ntent blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks

Phishers bypass ntent blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks A simple replica login page is fooling Apple users into falling for a phishing attack, which is using a font substitution tactic to avoid virus software detection, MailGuard reports.The login page mimics Apple’s real page, but instead its aim is to collect Apple IDs and passwords from unsuspecting users.

‘World of Warcraft’ players targeted by email phishing scam

‘World of Warcraft’ players targeted by email phishing scam Now, there’s evidence that phishers are specifically attacking fans of the game with a new email scam.This phishing attack centers around emails that are purportedly sent by World of Warcraft developer Blizzard Entertainment — although of course this is not actually the case.

'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government

'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit researchers have made a 'breakthrough' linking the notorious Iron Twilight hacking group to the Russian Government.In June 2016, DNC confirmed it had been attacked by Iron Twilight.

You're gonna need some help recognizing this phishing scam

You're gonna need some help recognizing this phishing scam How do you spot a phishing scam when the URL looks perfectly legit?A homograph attack replaces all the letters in a URL with similar or identical letters from non-English alphabets such as Cyrillic.

Google Doc phishing scam spreads like wildfire — here's how to spot it

Google Doc phishing scam spreads like wildfire — here's how to spot it The definitely not-legit email disguises itself as an official message from Google alerting you that someone wants to share a Google Doc with you.And, like we said, the link looks real — complete with a little "Open in Docs" blue box.

Gmail app for Android now blocks phishing attacks

Gmail app for Android now blocks phishing attacks From now on, the Gmail app will give you an additional warning when you click on a suspicious link in an email."The site you are trying to visit has been identified as a forgery, intended to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information," the text of the warning says, along with the option to continue to the link at your own peril, and report an incorrect warning.

Google quickly disables phishing scheme, but vulnerability remains

Google quickly disables phishing scheme, but vulnerability remains It’s important to note that Google responded quickly and removed the offending app, thus shutting down this particular phishing scheme.Here’s Google’s statement: “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs and have disabled offending accounts.