Category: Phishing

Lithuanian Phishing Scammer Tricks US Tech Giants to Wire Him $100 Million

An indictment by the Department of Justice has revealed that a Lithuanian man tricked two US-based internet companies to wire him a total of over $100 million through a phishing scam. 48-year-old...

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Google Removes Instagram Phishing Apps After 1.5 Million Installs

Security researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET discovered at least 13 new Instagram credential-stealing apps on Google Play which have been installed by up to 1.5 million users. A number of...

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It’s Tax Season and the IRS Warns of a “Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam”

Fraudsters are turning to phishing campaigns in attempts to trick individuals with access to their company’s W-2 tax forms into turning them over, the IRS has revealed. More pointedly, the Internal...

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FBI: Business E-Mail Compromise Scams Increasing Dramatically

The Boston Division of the FBI has warned of a significant increase in BECs or business e-mail compromises that are targeting businesses of all sizes and types, resulting in massive financial losses...

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Cunning Gmail Phishing Attack is Even Tricking Savvy Users

A new Gmail-targeting phishing attack is fooling account owners into giving malicious hackers access to their Gmail accounts. The attack works with hackers sending emails to contacts of compromised...

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Nigerian National Charged with Hacking of Los Angeles County Emails

A Nigerian citizen is facing multiple charges in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that could have potentially exposed personal data from over 750,000 people engaged in...

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OPM Hack Victims Now Targets of a Ransomware Attack

It was June 2015 when the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was revealed to be the victim of a breach, an infamous incident which was one of the largest breaches of a federal institution. Now, some...

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Clever Dropbox Phishing Scam

Phishing campaigns just got much more believable.

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