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Nobody is Safe From Spear Phishing Attacks

Dec 18, 2018 5:06:35 PM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing attempt, phishing attack, phishing emails, business reputation, phishing solution

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

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

Dec 6, 2018 10:22:42 AM / by Amy Daly posted in catch of the day, email scam, phishing attempt

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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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Intuit TurboTax Scams Are Back!

Nov 27, 2018 2:14:37 PM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing attempt, phishing solution, spear phishing, domain spoofing, email scam, phishing email examples

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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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Catch of The Day: Malware-laden Thanksgiving Cards

Nov 20, 2018 11:38:57 AM / by Stephen Ferrell posted in phishing attack, phishing email examples, phishing attempt, domain spoofing

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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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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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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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