Tag: Scamming

20
May

Top Phishing Email Scam Subject Keywords

  Written by: Jay H. Phishing is the top cybersecurity threat facing individuals and organizations alike. Last year, forty-three percent of data breaches involved phishing, demonstrating just how widespread the issue is. A recent report from Expel analyzes phishing emails and uncovers the most common tactics scammers use to trick victims successfully. After analyzing ten thousand malicious emails, Expel determined the top

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8
Apr

Ransomware: Under Half Of Companies That Pay Ransom Recover Data

Written by: Jay H. Ransomware is every organization’s worst nightmare. A new study from Telus unveils how ransomware is impacting Canadian businesses and how firms can protect themselves from this ever-evolving threat. The survey included 463 responses from key decision-makers in Canadian businesses. While the study encompassed all industry verticals, there was a particular focus on eight sectors: financial services,

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28
Mar

Scammers Steal $80 Million Per Month Through Fake Giveaways, Surveys

Written by: Jay H. Scammers successfully steal $80 million per month through fake giveaways and surveys, a new report from Group-IB finds. Fraudsters targeting victims in over 90 countries worldwide, including Canada, the United States, Italy, and South Korea, impersonate popular brands to steal users’ personal and payment data. An estimated 10 million people are victims of a single scam

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15
Dec

FBI: Ransomware Targeting Food & Agriculture Sector

Written by: Jay H. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that cybercriminals are targeting the food and agriculture sector with ransomware attacks. According to the notification, threat actors are turning their attention to the food and agriculture industry because of its increasing reliance on smart tech. These attacks are disrupting operations, causing financial loss, and negatively impacting the food

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29
Oct

Fake Tech Support Scams On The Rise Targeting Remote Workers

Written by: Jay H. Scammers are increasing using pop-up messages with fake warnings of computer problems to scam remote employees, according to data gathered by Fortinet. Over one in four organizations detected these types of deceptive scare tactics, also known as “scareware”. How Tech Support Scams Work The scenarios typically play out like this: first, the user receives a fake pop-up

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19
Oct

5 Must-Have Cybersecurity Measures Every Small Business Must Take

Written by: Jay H. Nowadays, cybersecurity measures are a must for individuals and organizations alike. Without them, cybercriminals can easily breach your network and steal, damage, or delete your invaluable data. If you think you are “too small” to be targeted by attackers, think again. Approximately 43 percent of all cyberattacks target small businesses, meaning you’re in the direct sight

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28
Aug

Phishing: Watch Out For Fake Unsubscribe Buttons

Written by: Jay H. Scammers are using fake unsubscribe emails to verify valid email accounts for use in future spam and phishing campaigns, according to BleepingComputer. You may have seen these in your inbox – emails with little to no context, simply asking if you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe. These emails do not describe what content you are subscribing

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21
Aug

Report: 1-in-3 Employees Likely To Fall For Phishing Scams

Written by: Jay H. Phishing scams are incredibly lucrative for scammers, who manage to rob victims of billions each year. A new report from cybersecurity company KnowBe4 demonstrates just how effective these campaigns are, finding that one-in-three untrained users were likely to fall for phishing scams. Who’s taking the bait? KnowBe4 used what it calls a “phish-prone percentage” (PPP) to determine

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31
Jul

Beware Of Fake Windows 11 Installers Riddled With Malware

Written by: Jay H. Hackers waste no time taking advantage of the hype surrounding major events. The announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft’s newest operating system, is no exception, and criminals have already started pushing fake Windows 11 installers laced with malware. Although Windows 11 isn’t officially available for the general public until late 2021, Microsoft has made it available to

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29
Jul

The Phishing Tactic Cybercriminals Are Using To Trick You

Written by: Jay H. Phishing campaigns are fraudulent attempts to gain sensitive information such as passwords, usernames, and credit card information from victims. These scam attempts are a lucrative business for cybercriminals and the most popular way to distribute malware. In fact, phishing attempts impacted 75 percent of organizations in 2020. Given this, businesses recognize the importance of security awareness training to

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