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Not So Wells Fargo: A Stinky Phish Story

Nov 14, 2018 12:35:13 PM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing attempt, email scam, phishing email examples

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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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Who Would Steal from a Charity? Cybercriminals

Nov 13, 2018 9:18:59 AM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in email scam, domain spoofing, phishing email examples, spear phishing

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

Nov 5, 2018 2:46:21 PM / by Catherine Young posted in spear phishing, phishing solution

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

Nov 5, 2018 2:41:17 PM / by Catherine Young posted in phishing emails

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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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Catch of the Day: Zero Day = Zero Font Attack

Oct 30, 2018 2:57:15 PM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing attack, phishing email examples, phishing attempt, domain spoofing

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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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Phishing Extortion Scam - Bitcoin Blackmail Blocked

Oct 24, 2018 1:52:24 PM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing attack, phishing emails, business reputation, phishing solution, phishing, phishing attempt, email scam

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

Oct 23, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing email examples, phishing attack, phishing solution

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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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Inky's Catch of the Day: PhishPal

Oct 5, 2018 11:53:12 AM / by Catherine Young posted in phishing email examples, what is phishing

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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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How Phishing Emails Have Become More Sophisticated and Who They Target

Sep 28, 2018 4:18:47 PM / by Catherine Young posted in phishing emails, phishing solution

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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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2018 Phishing Email Examples: Cyber Criminals Are Getting More Sophisticated

Sep 28, 2018 4:14:45 PM / by Catherine Young posted in phishing emails, phishing email examples

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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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