Holiday Phishing Scams Target Job Seekers

Holiday Phishing Scams Target Job Seekers

| | Holiday Scams, Phishing
'Tis the season for shopping, time spent with friends and family, and preparations to celebrate the holidays. As most of us plan for the coming season, cyber criminals are looking for opportunities catch victims off guard and steal valuable personal information. People looking to supplement their gift-giving budget with a ... Read More
Adwind Remote Access Trojan Still Going Strong

Adwind Remote Access Trojan Still Going Strong

A Java-based Adwind Remote Access Trojan campaign has been observed sending spam emails containing a malicious JAR file under the guise of “Request For Quotation,” “Transfer Import,” “Swift Copy,” “Proforma Invoice,” “DHL Delivery Notification” and many others. Adwind, also known as jRAT and JSocket, is a cross-platform remote access tool ... Read More
Credential Theft: How To Spot a Phish

Credential Theft: How To Spot a Phish

When people think about phishing, their mind often turns immediately to ransomware. And for good reason. After all, there have been dozens of high profile ransomware attacks in recent months. But you know what? An even greater proportion of phishing lures don’t contain ransomware. Instead of extorting money from you, ... Read More
Tech Support Scams: How To Spot a Phish

Tech Support Scams: How To Spot a Phish

Originating in India around 2008, tech support scams are a simple and effective way of preying on individuals’ fear. In its earliest form, the tech support scam involved a scammer cold-calling English speaking countries, and claiming to represent Microsoft Technical Support. The victim would be informed that their machine was ... Read More
Phishing Attack Breakdown #2: Nigerian 419 Scams

Phishing Attack Breakdown #2: Nigerian 419 Scams

All through October, in aid of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberAware) we’re putting phishing under the microscope. In each post we’ll take a close look at one specific type of phishing, including the actors responsible, who it targets, and how/why it works. Today, we’re a true phishing classic: Nigerian ... Read More
Globe Imposter Ransomware Makes a New Run

Globe Imposter Ransomware Makes a New Run

In the world of cyber security, there are some threats that seem to have been specifically designed to wreck your day. Ransomware is one of those threats. Even if you have secure backups, and they’re kept safely away from the rest of your network, the time it takes to restore ... Read More
New Tech Support Scam Strikes Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba Customers

New Tech Support Scam Strikes Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba Customers

In a world where new cyber threats seem to develop almost daily, it’s easy to forget that some tactics have stood the test of time. Since mid-May, PhishLabs has been tracking an ongoing consumer-focused email phishing campaign. And what tactic have they been using? The dreaded tech support scam. No ... Read More
Evolving Tactics in Tax Phishing: A Recap of the 2017 Tax Season

Evolving Tactics in Tax Phishing: A Recap of the 2017 Tax Season

It used to be said that the only certain things in life were death and taxes. But this adage is in desperate need of an update. In the age of technology, the only certain things in life are death, taxes, and phishing scams. And scams targeting taxpayers and tax preparers ... Read More