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Fraudsters Copy Legitimate Microsoft Email Days Later in Phishing Scam

Phishing scams can often be convincing, and a recent case of a phishing campaign emulating a legitimate Microsoft email about changes to their Services Agreements just days after the real emails were sent out underscores how quick fraudsters are able to adapt and capitalize on opportunities to deceive consumers. Read More

 
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Study Shows Phishing Could Evolve to Target Brainwave Activity

Advancements in technology over recent years have made EEG headsets, which read and interpret brain activity into controlling software applications, available to consumers. A recent academic study examined exploiting such technology to obtain personal and financial information by attacking victims while wearing these headsets, and yielded surprising results that showed fraudsters could exploit such technologies

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Spammers Scrape Facebook Friends for Targeted Phishing Attacks

Facebook recently announced that they uncovered an incident where fraudsters used compromised email addresses to scrape lists of Facebook friends due to a misconfiguration on their site. The fraudsters would then target phishing emails to the owners of the email addresses purporting to be from a Facebook friend. Read More  

 
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Phishing Responsible for $687M in Global Losses for First Half of 2012

According to a recent report from security firm RSA, phishing attacks in the first half of 2012 have accounted for more than $687 million in losses while the country hosting the most phishing and pharming sites is by far the United States. Read More

 
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Financial Institutions Buy Top-Level Domains to Combat Phishing and Pharming

Major financial institutions have invested millions in new top-level domains that will be exclusive to their brand while financial industry groups apply for oversight of the top-level domain .bank in attempts to combat phishing by using exclusive, secure and trusted domains for their customer websites and services. Read More

 
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Text Message Scams Target Consumers Regionally and Nationwide

Just as fraudsters send email phishing scams they also try to elicit payment information through text message scams, a practice referred to as SMiShing. These scams continue to target consumers en masse imitating well-known and established brands, but recent attacks have also targeted specific regions impersonating local credit unions and financial institutions. Read More

 
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Fraudsters Forge Digital Certificates, Undermine Consumer Trust in Internet Security

After breaching the systems of a digital certificate authority a fraudster made their phishing and pharming web pages suddenly seem legitimate. Consumers rely on trust marks and digital security certificates to let them know a website is secure enough to handle their payment card account numbers and other sensitive information. But when fraudsters can make

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