The recent increase in smishing and vishing schemes is prompting me to remind readers of schemes designed to trick users into providing credentials to perpetrate fraud. We have previously written on phishing, smishing, vishing, and QRishing schemes to increase awareness about these methods of intrusion.

HC3 recently warned the health care sector about vishing schemes

Most organizations and online platforms use multifactor authentication (MFA) (also called two-factor authentication) to confirm that the user is an authorized individual and not a scammer or fraudster. We have all been trained to use MFA through our workplaces to gain access to our work emails; tech companies offering free email services are suggesting that

Retool, a software development firm offering modular code for customizable enterprise software, recently notified 27 customers that a threat actor had accessed their accounts. The attacker was able to navigate through multiple layers of security controls after taking advantage of an employee through an SMS-based phishing attack. The attacker then used this access to target

On May 16, 2023, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released three advisories applicable to Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The Alerts cover vulnerabilities of Snap One OvrC Cloud, Rockwell ArmorStart, and Rockwell Automation Factory Talk Vantagepoint.  

The Snap One vulnerabilities, if exploited, “could allow an attacker to impersonate and claim devices, execute arbitrary

It used to be that one of the sure ways to identify a phishing email was to notice grammatical errors or broken English in the text of the communication. Thanks to new translation tools like Google Translate, which are available worldwide, threat actors can translate a phishing email into any language, so it sounds authentic

Palo Alto’s Unit 42 recently issued a threat assessment alert outlining a new, unique phishing scam that has been successful. The scam is believed to have been carried out by the Luna Moth/Silent Ransom Group and is targeting businesses in the legal and retail sectors. Unit 42 predicts that the scam is “expanding in scope.”

In its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report published on August 24, 2022, cybersecurity firm Acronis reports that ransomware continues to plague businesses and governmental agencies, primarily through phishing campaigns.

According to the report over 600 malicious email campaigns were launched in the first half of 2022, with the goal of stealing credentials to launch ransomware attacks. Other

Trustwave has reported a new scheme in which threat actors are using the popular Facebook Messenger platform to steal Facebook login credentials.

According to the report, the threat actors are using a phishing email to Facebook users that employs Meta’s Messenger chatbot feature. The message states that the user’s page will be terminated because the