Omicron Scam Targets Universities

Omicron Scam Targets Universities Dozens of universities are being hit with a coordinated cyber-attack that uses news of the Omicron variant as a lure to steal login credentials. Evidence of…

Credential Phishing, Brute Force Attacks Both Increased in H1 2021

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Credential Phishing, Brute Force Attacks Both Increased in H1 2021 Security researchers detected an increase in both phishing campaigns and brute force attacks in…

“Get Your Free Omicron PCR test” is the latest Omicron phishing scam

The latest Omicron phishing scam is currently targeting unsuspecting users in the United Kingdom and uses fake NHS emails to do so. Omicron is the new variant of COVID-19 that…

Twitter Verified Accounts Targeted as Part of a Large Phishing Attempt

On Twitter, verified accounts are those that have a blue badge with a checkmark. These accounts often represent well-known influencers, celebrities, politicians, journalists, activists, as well as government and commercial…

Omicron Phishing Scam Already Spotted in UK

Omicron COVID-19 variant anxiety inspires new phishing scam offering fake NHS tests to steal data. The global pandemic has provided cover for all sorts of phishing scams over the past…

Omicron Phishing Campaign Hits User Inboxes

Omicron Phishing Campaign Hits User Inboxes Online fraudsters have reacted quickly to news of a potentially new severe COVID-19 variant, with a carefully crafted phishing email campaign, according to observers.…

Phishing Scam Targets Military Families

Phishing Scam Targets Military Families Threat researchers at Lookout are helping to take down a phishing campaign that has been targeting members of the United States military and their families.  The scammers…

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Data Leaks Skyrocket 935%

Startling triple-digit growth is fueled by easy criminal access to corporate networks and RaaS tools, an analysis found. The ransomware business is booming, and feeble corporate security and a flourishing…

Hackers are turning to this simple technique to install their malware on PCs

Nation state-backed hacking groups are exploiting a simple but effective new technique to power phishing campaigns for spreading malware and stealing information that’s of interest to their governments.  Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint say…

Widespread ‘Smishing’ Campaign Defrauds Iranian Android Users

Attackers use socially engineered SMS messages and malware to compromise tens of thousands of devices and drain user bank accounts. Attackers are impersonating the Iranian government in a widespread SMS…