British university admin folk are alarmingly easy to phish, according to an academic support body which claims a 100 per cent success rate "within two hours".
In 40% of the phishing emails examined, the subject line was related to PayPal and read, “Your account will be locked.” Another 10% of phishing emails targeted FedEx and read “Info,” while the third-most popular headline, “August Azure Newsletter,” appeared in 8% of the phishing emails and targeted Microsoft.
A team of researchers is helping law enforcement crack down on email scammers, thanks to a new visual analytics tool that dramatically speeds up forensic email investigations and highlights critical links within email data. Email scams are among the most prevalent, insidious forms of cybercrime.
Across healthcare organizations in the US, malicious actors are successfully leveraging phishing attacks to initially gain access to networks.
A new strain of yet another ransomware campaign has been discovered in which the malicious actors have expanded payment options beyond Bitcoin; they are instead offering alternatives (such as PayPal) that include a phishing link. The combination of two threat vectors makes this attack particularly dangerous for unsuspecting victims.
What better place to grab the details to create the perfect email to phish someone at work than their LinkedIn profile? You can find email addresses, work histories, connections. It’s a bounty of details.
The healthcare sector continues to be the target of cyberattacks, with Managed Health Services (MHS) of Indiana Health Plan announcing recently that a third-party data breach potentially exposed up to 31,000 patients' personal data in one of two security incidents the company has disclosed in the past month. The incident was caused by a phishing attack on the vendor’s systems.