Phishing

Phishing news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month

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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Organizations continue to get pounded even as attacks targeting individual taxpayers appear to have slowed

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Vastly improve your IT security in 2 easy steps

Losing the battle against the bad guys? Keep your software patched and defend against social engineering, and you might start winning a few

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6 of the most effective social engineering techniques

It takes a layered approach to technology and added protections and assurances for your people to fight social engineering

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How to scrub your private data from 'people finder' sites

The internet has your number—among many other deets. Prevent identity theft and doxxing by erasing yourself from aggregator sites like Spokeo and PeekYou

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Security researchers trick 'CEO' email scammer into giving up identity

Dell SecureWorks is encouraging businesses to use these tips to fight back against phishing schemes

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IRS-related phishing scams seen running rampant

Also, Google, Dropbox, Adobe and DocuSign are being targeted by phishers, PhishLabs report says

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What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity

Donald Trump's administration seems to be the biggest concern

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Nearly half of all websites pose security risks

According to a new study of the top one million domains, 46 percent have security problems

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3 clues to spotting a spam scam

The notice looked real at first -- but turned out to be an obvious scam. Unraveling its origins offered an object lesson in how not to get suckered

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17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

From secure chips to anonymity services, here’s how to stay safe and private on the web

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Companies pay out billions to fake-CEO email scams

In the U.S. alone, victims have lost $960 million to the schemes over the past three years, according to new data from the FBI

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Enterprises fall behind on protecting against phishing, detecting breaches

The ninth annual Verizon Data Breach Report had bad news on multiple fronts

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Business email scams steal $2.3 billion via rogue wire transfers

The number of companies that wired money as a result of email scams has grown 270 percent since January 2015

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New ransomware abuses Windows PowerShell, Word document macros

The PowerWare ransomware is written completely in the Windows PowerShell scripting language

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Verizon releases first-ever data breach digest with security case studies

Verizon is known for its huge annual Data Breach Investigations Report, but this morning it released a less data-heavy digest organized by case study

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What happens when Google Doc credentials are leaked on the Dark Web

A security company recently laid tempting bait online in order to see how hackers would react. Guess what? People start looking at your documents

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Google adds warning to unencrypted emails

Users will also be told when they may be conversing with someone who is not a real person

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