Phishing

Microsoft 365 phishing campaign exploits Samsung, Adobe, and Oxford University

Lance Whitney reports: Microsoft is a popular brand for cybercriminalsto impersonate in phishing campaigns. The company’s products are used by a vast number of people, both personally and professionally. Plus, gaining access to someone’s Microsoft credentials can open the key to an array of associated websites and services. One particular campaign analyzed by cyber threat...

Covid-19 Relief: North Korea Hackers Lazarus Planning Massive Attack on US, UK, Japan, Singapore, India, South Korea?

Bhaswati Guha Majumder reports: North Korea-based hacking group Lazarus is planning to launch broader phishing attacks designed as COVID-19 relief efforts against six countries including Singapore, targeting more than five million individuals and businesses (small, medium, and large enterprises), warned a security firm. CYFIRMA, a threat intelligence and cybersecurity platform company, has exposed the...

‘Vendetta’ hackers are posing as Taiwan’s CDC in data-theft campaign

Sean Lyngaas reports: A mysterious hacking group has been posing as Taiwan’s top infection-disease official in an attempt to steal sensitive data from Taiwanese users, researchers said Monday. The hackers sent meticulously written spearphishing emails to a select group of targets, which may have included Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control employees, according to ElevenPaths, the cybersecurity unit...

Privnotes.com Is Phishing Bitcoin from Users of Private Messaging Service Privnote.com

Brian Krebs reports: For the past year, a site called Privnotes.com has been impersonating Privnote.com, a legitimate, free service that offers private, encrypted messages which self-destruct automatically after they are read. Until recently, I couldn’t quite work out what Privnotes was up to, but today it became crystal clear: Any messages containing bitcoin addresses will be automatically...

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

Lindsey O’Donnell reports: Researchers are warning of an ongoing phishing attack that’s targeting the credentials of more than 100 high-profile executives at a German multinational corporation that’s tasked with procuring coronavirus medical gear for Germany. Read more on ThreatPost.