Pretexting in Cyber Security: Facts to Know

Fraudsters use pretexting as a sort of social engineering

Pretexting is a type of social engineering in which an attacker gains access to information, a system, or service by deception. In doing so, the attacker provides a false script or pretext to gain the victim’s trust. For example, he may pose as an experienced investor, human resources representative, IT specialist, or another seemingly legitimate… Continue reading Pretexting in Cyber Security: Facts to Know

Ukrainian Cyber Police and Europol Arrested Fraudsters Involved in Fake Investments

The Ukrainian cyber police and Europol have arrested five members of an international network of fraudsters, whose income is estimated at 200 million euros a year. Let me remind you that we wrote that Ukrainian Law Enforcers Arrested Hackers Who Sold More Than 30 Million Accounts, and also that Ukrainian law enforcement officers arrested members… Continue reading Ukrainian Cyber Police and Europol Arrested Fraudsters Involved in Fake Investments

Dangers of Paypal Scams: How To Protect Yourself from Paypal Email Scams

Paypal Scam can steal your payment data and use your accounts for evil purpose

PayPal has a reputation for being a safe and easy way to send and receive money. But no payment system is completely immune to fraud. Read on to learn more about PayPal scam, how to avoid them, and how to protect all of your online accounts from scammers. What is a PayPal scam? PayPal scammers… Continue reading Dangers of Paypal Scams: How To Protect Yourself from Paypal Email Scams

USPS Scam Text 2022: “Your Package Could Not Be Delivered”, Smishing Scam

Crooks started using USPS name as a disguise for their fraudulent messages

To phish, attackers use a text message that forces targeted individuals to take a specific action. This can include downloading malicious programs to the recipient’s phone or disclosing private information. A form of phishing called smishing involves this link in an enticing text message. Most people don’t realize the risks of clicking links in text… Continue reading USPS Scam Text 2022: “Your Package Could Not Be Delivered”, Smishing Scam

Hacker Group XDSpy Distributes Malware in Russia under the Guise of Subpoenas for the Army

In early October, Kaspersky Lab experts recorded a targeted attack on Russian organizations: attackers from the XDSpy hacker group sent several hundred malicious emails allegedly related to the topic of the so-called “partial mobilization”. Recall that dictator Vladimir Putin in September announced the mobilization into the armed forces of Russia against the backdrop of a… Continue reading Hacker Group XDSpy Distributes Malware in Russia under the Guise of Subpoenas for the Army