FINRA: Phishing Emails Targeting Financial Companies

On Monday, May 4th, **FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), issued a warning to financial companies stating that a new email phishing campaign was doing the rounds. According to the regulator, the campaign is ongoing, widespread, and made to look as though the emails are coming from FINRA itself.


Guarding Against Work-From-Home Phishing Threats

By this stage, everyone is familiar with the phrase ‘social distancing’ and what it means with regards to shopping trips and exercise outdoors. Social distancing, as we all know by now, was introduced to slow down or, more hopefully, stop the spread of Coronavirus. Many companies are taking steps to enable as many people as possible to work from home.


Phishers Increasingly Incorporating reCaptcha API into Campaigns

Security researchers observed that digital attackers are increasingly incorporating the reCaptcha API into their phishing campaigns. Barracuda Networks explained that malicious actors are starting to outfit their phishing attempts with reCaptcha walls so that they can shield their landing pages from automated URL analysis tools as well as add a sense of legitimacy to their operations. Some of these efforts have consisted of deploying a fake checkbox and form.


New Coronavirus Flavoured Phishing Email Scams

Email scams are nothing new, just about everyone has heard of that one Nigerian Prince for example, but there is another phishing scam doing the rounds and unsurprisingly it is Coronavirus flavoured. Gmail users alone are being targeted with up to 18 million phishing email hoaxes every single day. Of course, it doesn’t end there with ‘regular’ email users – healthcare professionals are being targeted also.


Slack phishing attacks using webhooks

Slack is a cloud-based messaging platform that is commonly used in workplace communications. It is feature-rich, offering additional functionality such as video calling and screen sharing in addition to a marketplace containing thousands of third-party applications and add-ons. Slack Incoming Webhooks allow you to post messages from your applications to Slack.


COVID-19 Scam Roundup - March 30, 2020

Many in the digital security community are coming together to combat malicious actors during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global outbreak. One of the most visible of these new efforts is the COVID-19 CTI League. Made up of approximately 400 volunteers living in approximately 40 countries, the COVID-19 CTI League is working to block attackers from health care organizations and other medical facilities at this juncture.


Coronavirus Pandemic: Beware of the Bait Sites

The menace of coronavirus pandemic is accelerating significantly and hackers are capitalizing the element of fear to collect shear currency. They are creating thousands of websites as baits. According to the Check Point Research report, threat actors are registering phony COVID-19-related domains and selling them on discounted off-the-shelf malware on the dark web. In this article, we will delve into some essential details regarding the coronavirus-related bait sites. Here is some help.


COVID-19 Scam Roundup - Week of 3/16/20

Malicious actors are increasingly leveraging COVID-19 as a theme for new digital fraud attacks. In February 2020, for instance, Action Fraud received 21 reports of fraud relating to the coronavirus. This number of reports more than doubled to 46 between March 1 and March 13, 2020. Between March 14 and March 18, 2020, the United Kingdom’s national fraud reporting center collected 38 reports alone. Those 105 reports represented a collective total of £970,000 in losses.


Predicting fraud: Key predictors to protect financial institutions

With the technology today, electronic financial transactions offer a degree of convenience that simply cannot be provided by physical institutions. It’s a matter of being able to transfer money, make payments, and complete similar transactions—all without having to go to a bank or wait in line. While this brings immediacy to financial transactions, sometimes this convenience comes with a risk. The complicated nature of mobile money has the potential to compromise security.