Phishing

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
Posts about Phishing
  • New season for the Netflix phishing scam

    … Much like the flu, phishing scams have their own seasons as well. They’ll go away for a while, lay low, then start sending out their legitimate looking emails again. These emails look like they come from legitimate websites and always ask you to update your information. This time around, the phishing emails appear to come from popular video…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • Don’t fall for the Prime Day phishing scam

    … A phishing attack is when a scammer sends out a mass of emails that look like legitimate emails from such places as a bank telling you to log into your account and offering you a link to do so. Usually they do this under the guise that something is wrong with your account. Instead of sending you to your bank site, the website it sends you…

    Greg's Corner- 23 readers -
  • Twitter Is a Vulnerable Attack Vector: Protect Yourself and Your Customers

    … Impersonation You can create a fake account on any social media site in less than five minutes. A hacker can create a profile for a supervisor or boss at a company and use it for all sorts of activities, including: Messaging a company account and requesting changes Messaging a company account and doing a phishing scam of some sort…

    Growmapin Social- 11 readers -
  • The History of Email and Email Design

    … 44 years ago, Raymond Tomlinson was working on ARPANET (the U.S. Government’s precursor to the publicly available Internet), and invented email. It was a pretty big deal because up until that point, messages could only be sent and read on the same computer. This allowed a user and a destination separated by the & symbol. When he showed…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin EMail- 25 readers -
  • Hacked ICANN data for sale on black market

    …. ICANN said yesterday: ICANN recently became aware that some information obtained in the spear phishing incident we announced in 2014 is being offered for sale on underground forums. Our initial assessment is that it is old data and that no new breach of our systems has occurred. The data accessed in the 2014 incident breach included usernames…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Phishing in new gTLDs up 1,000% but .com still the worst

    … The .com domain is still the runaway leader TLD for phishing, with new gTLDs still being used for a tiny minority of attacks, according to new research. .com domains accounted for 51% of all phishing in 2016, despite only having 48% of the domains in the “general population”, according to the 2017 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report from…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 26 readers -
  • Don’t pay your fines through Facebook

    … Don’t pay your fines through Facebook Recently in Detroit, a new twist on an old scam has reared its ugly head. People posing as city employees are sending messages to people on Facebook telling victims that they owe court costs to the city. Instead of mailing a check to city hall the victims are informed to wire the money in order to receive…

    Greg's Cornerin Social- 10 readers -
  • ICANN joins anti-phishing group board

    … ICANN’s VP of security has joined the board of directors of the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Dave Piscitello is one of three new APWG board members, arriving as the group expands its board from two people to five. APWG said the expansion “is recognition of the growing complexity and scale of Internet crime today and the challenges…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 34 readers -
  • Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?

    … Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers and mobile devices. Security engineer Brad Hill said in a Facebook Security note that the option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication solution it currently offers, whereby users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages. He wrote…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 37 readers -
  • New phishing attack targets GMail

    … New phishing attack targets GMail For those of you who may not know, phishing is a type of scheme where an entity casts a wide net to a number of users in order to obtain the personal information of a few random victims. It’s like fishing but with a ‘ph’ because the internet likes to misspell things. A new phishing attack has appeared…

    Greg's Corner- 22 readers -
  • Beware of fake emails pretending to be from Netflix

    … Beware of fake emails pretending to be from Netflix Internet security experts are saying that there is a new scam happening that purportedly targets Netflix users. In what’s known as a phishing attack, people are receiving emails claiming to be from Netflix saying that they need your personal info to be updated. Of course, the info they’re…

    Greg's Cornerin EMail- 15 readers -
  • Why you shouldn’t store your credit card info in your browser

    … Why you shouldn’t store your credit card info in your browser Some web browsers, like Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari, have a very convenient feature that allows you to store your credit card info in them so you don’t have to repeatedly keep entering your credit card info while shopping or doing business online. Unfortunately, in order to use…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • Super Mario Scammers

    … but as the saying goes there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Most of these offers are nothing more than phishing attacks that ask you for your personal information with the promise of unlocking the game for free on your iPhone or iPad. Of course that never happens and now you’ve just provided and identity thief with all the information they could ever…

    Greg's Corner- 14 readers -
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