Catch of the Day: Even the human expert gets fooled, sometimes.

Posted by Amy Daly

I am a Certified Information Systems Auditor. I’m Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls, I’ve been working in the IT Governance and Compliance space for the better part of 20 years, have taken organizations through ISO27001 and SSAE 16 certifications, yet without INKY’s Phish Fence would have struggled to recognize today’s “Catch of the Day”.

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Topics: phishing attempt, email scam, catch of the day

Why Training Is Not Enough to Stop Phishing Emails

Posted by Amy Daly

Email phishing is the top security threat to your organization. As the entry point for most security breaches, cyber-criminals are launching malware and ransomware, committing wire fraud, and identity theft. According to the FBI, phishing-based email accounted for more than $12 billion in fraud in just the last five years.

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Topics: phishing

Spear Phishing Definition & Prevention

Posted by Amy Daly

9 out of 10 successful cyber-attacks start with some kind of email phishing attack. It’s big business for criminals and it’s expected to be an even bigger threat to the enterprise in 2019. Cyber criminals are increasingly sophisticated in their attacks methods and traditional software solutions are not adequate protection. In a recently released report from the FBI, they note an increase of 136% in less than 18 months and attacks in all 50 US states and 150 countries around the world.

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Topics: spear phishing

Intuit TurboTax Scams Are Back!

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

It is said that that the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes, and with the end of year hurtling towards us, tax season is underway. I can barely remember when my birthday is, but April 15th is a date that never slips any of our minds. The phishing attack we’re sharing today is a clever attempt at domain spoofing, and plays off the victim’s anxieties by amping up the fear that their TurboTax account has been compromised.

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Topics: spear phishing, phishing solution, phishing email examples, phishing attempt, email scam, domain spoofing

Catch of The Day: Malware-laden Thanksgiving Cards

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Imagine scanning your inbox and seeing a “Thanksgiving Greetings” email from your boss. How sweet! What a nice break between everyday messages to read a short email wishing you Thanksgiving Greetings. The email has an attachment called “Greeting Card 2018.”  Maybe this card has a picture of the new puppy, or their beach house? ...

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Topics: phishing email examples, phishing attack, phishing attempt, domain spoofing, catch of the day

Not So Wells Fargo: A Stinky Phish Story

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

When you hear an anecdotal story of a distant acquaintance being snagged by a Phishing attempt it often conjures a questioning of their smarts, but friends there is little about today’s catch that even the most phishing aware would immediately spot, further as we’ll show below, Phish Fence caught this beauty long before anyone else even noticed.  

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Topics: phishing email examples, phishing attempt, email scam, catch of the day

Who Would Steal from a Charity? Cybercriminals

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

I’ve been around technology in the professional sense for about 20 years. As a wee nipper I wrote my first program on my tape drive Amstrad CPC464 in 1987. I made a stick figure run across the screen, he would only ever get halfway though, a bit like me on a jog, but I digress.

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Topics: spear phishing, phishing email examples, email scam, domain spoofing

The Anatomy of a Spear Phishing Email and What You Can Do About It

Posted by Catherine Young

Email is nearly ubiquitous in the workplace. It is one of the most durable and effective forms of communication.  It is also exceptionally vulnerable to attacks. While it may be easy to spot the fake emails from the British lawyer or Nigerian prince wanting to give you millions, today’s hackers are sophisticated and targeted.

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Topics: spear phishing, phishing solution

Mimecast & Proofpoint Don't Stop Phishing Emails: What You Can Do About It

Posted by Catherine Young

It's every internet security professional’s nightmare scenario. A phishing email has gotten past your anti-email phishing software and someone's clicked on it. Whether it's malware, ransomware, or something worse, your reputation and maybe even your job may be on the line.

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Topics: phishing emails

Catch of the Day: Zero Day = Zero Font Attack

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

I can’t resist writing this blog!! Today’s Catch of the Day falls under one of the many tactics that cyber criminals utilize to bait users into taking action. 

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Topics: phishing email examples, phishing attack, phishing attempt, domain spoofing, catch of the day

Phishing Extortion Scam - Bitcoin Blackmail Blocked

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

“I took a screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching... I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right? If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $811 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.”

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Topics: phishing, phishing solution, business reputation, phishing emails, phishing attack, phishing attempt, email scam

Catch of the Day: Phishing attack gets shut down with INKY phish fence

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

The United States Postal Service, they drive on the right, and as the saying goes; neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. I must be honest, things do breakdown a bit when it snows. That said, of all our much-maligned public services is there any group of people we trust more than the United States Postal Service? When was the last time you lost a letter or had a package compromised? It’s with that backdrop of trust that today’s catch of day arrives…

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Topics: phishing solution, phishing email examples, phishing attack, catch of the day

Inky's Catch of the Day: PhishPal

Posted by Catherine Young

Inky Phish Fence works 365/24/7. It never sleeps and never stops, it learns in perpetuity and today’s Catch of the Day is a testament to its robustness... Read on: 

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Topics: what is phishing, phishing email examples

How Phishing Emails Have Become More Sophisticated and Who They Target

Posted by Catherine Young

Trends in Phishing Emails Hitting Businesses Today

In law enforcement circles, sophisticated email phishing schemes are known as "business email compromise." More commonly called CEO Fraud or CFO fraud, they are targeting C-suites executives with increasing effectiveness.

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Topics: phishing solution, phishing emails

2018 Phishing Email Examples: Cyber Criminals Are Getting More Sophisticated

Posted by Catherine Young

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an all too common cyber attack using deceptive emails, malware, and websites to gather personal information. Hackers use this tactic to gain access to business systems, con someone into clicking on a link that downloads malware, or trick someone into acting.

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Topics: phishing emails, phishing email examples