A threat that doesn't just attack, but asks you to put in a password first?
Sounds weird, but the trick worked for malware in the past, and is now being used in phishing
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs explains...
The latest figures from the APWG show a decline in phishing reports. Verizon, on the other hand, implies that almost all incidents of cyber espionage reported in the last year included some phishing component.
This seems to confirm that phishing attacks are becoming less scatter-gun, focusing more on specific targets.
After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.
Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on the surface...
Even if you are used to phishing scams, it still pays to take the occasional look at a scam campaign, just to remind yourself not to let your guard down.
Paul Ducklin digs into a recent "tax refund" phish with an added Man-in-the-Middle attack...
Are you a "safe surfer"?
What about sites that were perfectly good yesterday, but today are serving phishing pages for the crooks?
Paul Ducklin takes you on a four-country phishing trip...
A round of phishing emails is targeting Comcast cable internet users purporting to be a security service from the company called Constant Guard.
The personal income tax year in Australia ends on 30 June. Many refunds will already have been processed and paid out.
That hasn't stopped the scammers. They've added a few weasel-words about "delays", as a sort of general-purpose excuse.
It is the season once again for phishers to try and lure in their victims with bogus tax rebates, income tax mistakes and other nonsense. Read on for the latest tax related scam targeting citizens of the United Kingdom.
A phishing campaign targeting users of Telstra Bigpond, Australia's largest ISP, is urging users to confirm their billing information or risk suspension.
All pretty run-of-the-mill, but neatly timed given that Telstra suffered a data breach of customer information last Friday.
Xbox Live customers are the latest gamers to fall victim to an online attack with thousands of accounts hit across 35 countries.
A wave of phishing emails targeting users of PayPal has been hitting mailboxes this weekend preying on your fear that someone has compromised your account.
This week we've seen more phishing spam targeting the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, an institution that many scammers have aimed at in the past. The emails have a subject of "Update your Commonwealth Bank" and look like this: The text Read more…
The Zeus crimeware family has moved into new territory with its latest spam campaign - purporting to be a warning about targeted phishing attacks on ".gov" and ".mil" domains, by Zeus Trojans no less! In fact, one of the latest Read more…
Scammers have targeted the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) once again, offering a tax refund which you can search for and claim on-line. The emails are obviously fakes (the from addresses are garbage, the link in the email doesn't go to Read more…