With widespread adoption of accurate spam filters, improved public awareness, and most big financial institutions implementing improved online security features, scammers are being forced to adjust their tactics. One such tactic SophosLabs is seeing, is a consistent flow of new brands being targeted in phishing campaigns. The big banks/online auctions/etc.. are still the most common target, however almost every week we see a new credit union or buisness with an online presence being phished. Here are two examples from recent weeks that many may not immediately expect would be a phish target:
This is just a reminder to first assume the message is a scam when receiving an email from anyone asking for any type of personal or financial information, no matter if you believe them to be a phish target or not.