What is Phishing ?

Definition The term phishing is a general term for the creation and use by criminals of e-mails and websites – designed to look like they come from well-known, legitimate and trusted businesses, financial institutions and government agencies – in an attempt to gather personal, financial and sensitive information. Why ? These criminals deceive Internet users into disclosing their bank […]

4 Tips to secure yourself against being hacked

Following to our article ‘Do you know how they hacked your account? ‘, we are spotting easy to apply tips to save you against being the next victim. Antivirus Software    Antivirus software, sometimes called an anti-malware program (you can also call it AV if you want to show off), is computer software used to prevent, […]

Tips to Be Safe From Phishing Attacks

As you know, phishing is a technique that involves tricking the user to steal confidential information, password ,etc, into thinking you are a confidential site. So far the hackers have used emails to launch this type of attack, but with the widespread use of social media networks and smartphones with internet access, the types of attacking are multiplying. These emails include a link that takes the […]

Spear Phishing Used for Cyber Attacks against Top Institutions

To users, spear phishing emails may seem like innocent requests for information or other forms of benign contact, potentially appearing to even come from a person or company a user is friendly or familiar with. But for attackers, spear phishing emails are most often the best way to get the keys to the kingdom. Most […]

Spear Phishing , what can be Done?

Perhaps you saw an article from Forbes on the increasing prevalence of spear phishing attacks that we included. The article, entitled “Spear Phishing 101 – Who Is Sending You Those Scam Emails And Why?” examines the social engineering aspect of these attacks and how they have morphed from more obviously fake emails to sophisticated attacks that exactly […]

Difference between Phishing and Spoofing

What is Phishing? phishing is a form of criminal activity using social engineering techniques, characterized by attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business in an apparently official electronic communication, such as an email or an instant message. The term phishing arises […]

Spear Phishing used for Carbanak campaigns

The Carbanak group is infamous for infiltrating various financial institutions, and stealing millions of dollars by learning and abusing the internals of victim payment processing networks, ATM networks and transaction systems. Recently, researchers detected Carbanak campaigns attempting to: Target high level executives in financial companies or in financial/decision-making roles in the Middle East, U.S. and […]

Puerto Rico Government Loses $2.6M Due To Email Phishing

Industrial Development Company of Puerto Rico was hit by a phishing scam which cost the government agency more than $2.6 million. According to this report  the phishing scam started targeting the company in January and the government-owned organization performed the transaction on January 17th. The organization allegedly received an email alleging a shift to a […]

How to save yourself from falling into the “phishing trap”?

When we hear the word Phishing, what image do we visualize exactly? Don’t we see a fisherman, sitting with a fishing stick to trap fishes? Yes, we do. Oh! I think I’ve made a small mistake. I wrote “Phishing” instead of “Fishing”. But was it really a mistake that was made? No. I’ve written it […]

Phishing: The emergence of sinister side of the corporate world

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – General George Patton Well it seems like the youths of India are hitting the “bottom” so hard these days that their desires of bouncing back to the top, has blinded them from scrutinizing whether the opportunities they are getting are genuine or not. The […]

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