Scamming users into giving up their information is not a new concept. However, for users to avoid modern phishing attempts, we need to understand the basics of everyday internet infrastructures such as URL links, web domain structure, and common attack techniques. This video discusses how attackers use phishing techniques to gain unauthorized access to a
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
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In today's episode the CSIAC takes the most important articles in a past CS Digest and discusses the articles' importance in the world of technology and cyber security.
Phishing kits are used extensively by cybercriminals to increase the efficiency of stealing user credentials. The basic kit comprises an accurate clone of the target medium's login-in page (Gmail, Facebook, Office 365, targeted banks, etc), and a pre-written php script to steal the credentials -- both bundled and distributed as a zip file. Successfully
Phishing is a malicious technique used to steal personal information. Malicious actors often use the stolen information for theft or blackmail. To protect your organization, follow a few guidelines: Train your users to spot email scams and fake offers. Scams often have poor grammar or strange account names. Persistent phishing
Overview: All members of the public can take some simple actions to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs. This week’s topic is simple steps that an individual or organization can take to improve their online safety. CSIAC has a substantial repository of information available to its users. We will highlight a few
"This technique uses AES encryption instead of B64 or simple XOR routines write new content to the page at load time," said a Ring 0 Labs representative in an email to Threatpost. "Since this is a newer technique, it can be fairly effective at avoiding scanning services and crawlers that aim to detect these types of sites. But like anything, these services
The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry's vulnerability to cyber attacks.
It's a phishing scheme that even multifactor authentication and changing your password won't fix.
A phishing attack usually depends on two things: a perfect disguise and somewhat the ignorance of users. But not this one as hackers are now faking popular domains like Apple, Google, or eBay on their own fraudulent websites. Hackers are even able to get the little "Secure" green bar for their fraudulent websites making the attack even more sophisticated.
Malcolm Palmore, the FBI special agent in charge of the bureau’s Silicon Valley office, told Ars in an interview that the initial breach that led to the exposure of half a billion Yahoo accounts likely started with the targeting of a "semi-privileged" Yahoo employee and not top executives.