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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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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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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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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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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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