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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Alert: 5 Shopping Scams That Could Seriously Affect Your Business

by John Callon

Phishing Ransomware

The last thing any company needs during the holiday season is the gift of ransomware on its IT systems. During this week’s build-up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the actual holidays in and around them (remember those?), everyone is going to spend some time doing a little shopping while on a company device or network, especially if it means scoring a bargain. 

Stealing Tax Refunds Soaring Worldwide

by Maharlito Aquino and Kervin Alintanahin

Phishing Security Research & Analysis

There appear to be only two things that are certain in life: death and cybercriminals trying to steal your tax refund.

As governments have moved tax systems online to facilitate life for the taxpayer, refund scams using phishing and social engineering to obtain personal financial information have become epidemic, with criminals diverting any tax refund due or even gaining access to personal bank accounts to steal funds directly. This week's case study is from Malaysia.

Bank Phishing Scam Is Using Shortened Links

by Lordian Mosuela

Phishing Threat Analysis

Earlier this month, we witnessed a phishing attack on bank customers in Malaysia which combines some common social engineering techniques (scare tactics) with some newer technical misdirection techniques (URL shortening), and decided to provide a detailed blow-by-blow for you below on how this particular phishing campaign works.

Trickbot Banking Trojan Making Phishing More Real

by Igor Glik & Magni Reynir Sigurðsson

Email Security Malware Phishing Threat Analysis

Learn about how the new and improved Trickbot works and read Cyren's Trickbot malware analysis. Protect your credentials and security codes!

Think Browsers Protect You From Phishing Attacks?

by Avi Turiel

Phishing Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Can you trust your browser to protect you from phishing? We tackled that question in research for our special report on phishing, with the results below.

 

Google Docs Phishing Attack Worms Its Way In

by Igor Glik

Phishing Threat Analysis

Repeatedly referred to as “massive,” the Google Docs attack which has been the talk of the security blogosphere and even mainstream media this past week appears to have sent invitation emails to an estimated “less than 0.1%” of Gmail users, according to Google’s own statement, which is not a particularly massive fraction. Although that still could signify over one million users, in terms of sheer volume it’s not a lot compared to billions of ransomware emails being pumped out by a botnet in a single day.