Catch of The Day Insuphishent Funds

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

How to Spot a Fraudulent Email 

How fraudulent is this email? Let us count the ways! It looks harmless and seems to be from your payroll company, kindly alerting you about insufficient funds. The email sender is “Intuit Payroll Services”, and the email bears the Intuit logo and company trademark notes. Maybe there is more information in the attachment... Wait, don’t open that! 

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Topics: phishing attack, phishing attempt, catch of the day, email security

Catch of the Day: Today's Flavor is FedEx Tracking

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Product placement in the movies and on TV has been with us from the early days. It used to be extremely overt and in your face. Much like phishing attacks, product placement has grown more covert. It’s still exists but is subtler by implanting itself in our subconscious and is cleverly woven into story lines and subplots without us knowing it’s there. Our subconscious is exactly where cyber criminals often set their phishing trap.

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Topics: phishing email examples, phishing attempt, catch of the day, brand forgery

Catch of the Day: Amazon Shoppers Nearly Fall Prey

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

I have three Alexa’s and tend to buy everything I possibly can from Amazon. You name it I’ve bought it! So getting ‘order’ and ‘delivery’ notification emails from the big A are a daily norm in my inbox. I would bet that for most of you, it is the same. In the last week, I had two Amazon packages ‘delivered’ that didn’t actually make it inside my house -  I have since installed a video doorbell and I’m ready to catch whoever has been stealing my pork rub and vintage GI Joe’s!

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Topics: phishing attempt, catch of the day, brand forgery

Nobody is Safe From Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

 According to statista.com IT Security spending in 2018 in the United States alone will reach $66B - an incredible number.

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

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

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

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