Feds Shut Down Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing Website

‘Freevaccinecovax.org’ claimed to be that of a biotech company but instead was stealing info from visitors to use for nefarious purposes. Federal law enforcement in Maryland has shut down a fraudulent website targeting immigrant communities that claimed to be for a company developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Instead, the site was stealing information from people with … Continue reading Feds Shut Down Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing Website

The UNC2529 Triple Double: A Trifecta Phishing Campaign

In December 2020, Mandiant observed a widespread, global phishing campaign targeting numerous organizations across an array of industries. Mandiant tracks this threat actor as UNC2529. Based on the considerable infrastructure employed, tailored phishing lures and the professionally coded sophistication of the malware, this threat actor appears experienced and well resourced. This blog post will discuss … Continue reading The UNC2529 Triple Double: A Trifecta Phishing Campaign

How phishing attacks spoofing Microsoft are evading security detection

The phishing emails use a Microsoft logo within an HTML table, which is not analyzed by security programs, says Inky. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Cybercriminals who specialize in phishing campaigns are always inventing new tactics to sneak past traditional security tools. In a recent campaign discovered by email security provider Inky, attackers impersonating Microsoft are using … Continue reading How phishing attacks spoofing Microsoft are evading security detection

Smishing: Why Text-Based Phishing Should Be on Every CISO’s Radar

Phil Richards, Chief Security Officer at Ivanti, discusses dramatic growth in smishing and what to do about it. Anyone who uses a smartphone has likely been the target of at least one smishing attack. Smishing is much like email phishing scams, but instead sends deceptive or malicious links through text messages. Like phishing, smishing tries … Continue reading Smishing: Why Text-Based Phishing Should Be on Every CISO’s Radar

Phishing attack ramps up against COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

Targeting global companies, the attackers are likely seeking confidential data on the distribution and storage of the coronavirus vaccines, says IBM Security X-Force. Cybercriminals have been expanding a phishing campaign designed to steal critical information from companies involved with COVID-19 vaccines, security group IBM Security X-Force said on Thursday. In a new report, X-Force said … Continue reading Phishing attack ramps up against COVID-19 vaccine supply chain