Feelings of shame and despair at being conned out of $300,000 by a convincing Nigerian based email scam led Queensland interior decorator Jill Ambrose to attempt suicide twice.
Hackers are finding it pays to call ahead before sending malware-laden email.
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Cybercriminals increasingly hack into shared Web hosting servers in order to use the domains hosted on them in large phishing campaigns, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).
The Department of Homeland Security alert was prompted by an incident last October in which 11 companies in the energy sector were targeted in a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign apparently aimed at breaching their network security.
Attackers are using fake versions of a recently released report about a Chinese cyberespionage group as bait in new spear-phishing attacks that target Japanese and Chinese users.
Twitter has implemented DMARC, a standard for preventing email spoofing, in order to make it harder for attackers to send phishing emails that appear to come from twitter.com addresses.
An estimated 60 percent of the world's email boxes are now safe
Hackers behind a recently detected email attack campaign exploited a vulnerability in a Yahoo website to hijack the email accounts of Yahoo users and use them for spam.
Facebook Graph Search makes it easier for cyber criminals to gather relevant details that can be used to target phishing attacks more effectively.