Tag Archives: Phishing

CERT warns of targeted phishing attacks against gas pipeline firms

Source: Computerworld by Jaikumar Vijayan In this article “The United States Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued a warning about an active “spear phishing” campaign targeting companies in the natural gas pipeline sector. In an advisory issued last week, ICS-CERT said it has received information about targeted attacks and intrusions into multiple organizations over the… Read More »

Bogus “Account limit exceeded” emails targeting Yahoo users

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “Fake Yahoo email notifications are hitting inboxes and urging users to verify their account because it has “exceeded its limit”, Hoax-Slayerwarns. The message is accompanied by a veiled threat of account suspension within 24 hours aimed at making users panic and raise the likelihood of them following the… Read More »

Fake account verification email phishes for Google credentials

Source: Help Net Security In this article “Once again, Google users are being targeted with emails purportedly coming from the Google Team, confirming a bogus recovery e-mail update: Seeing the threat of a permanent account suspension is likely to trigger panic in some users and make them follow the offered link.”

“Google Pharmacy” spam hitting inboxes

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “Google’s name and reputation is once again being misused by spammers trying to trick users into believing that what they are selling is endorsed or approved by the Internet giant. In the last few days, many users have been receiving the following email:

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Bank of America team to wipe out phishing

Source: NetworkWorld by Ellen Messmer In this article “Can industry heavyweights Google, PayPal, Microsoft and AOL — along with 11 others in high-tech such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as the financial world’s Bank of America and Fidelity Investments — succeed in stopping phishing attacks right in their tracks? In uniting behind an effort called DMARC.org unveiled today, the group… Read More »