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6 Common Phishing Attacks and How to Protect Against Them

Going into 2023, phishing is still as large a concern as ever. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” seems to hold in this tried-and-true attack method. The 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report states that 75% of last year’s social engineering attacks in North America involved phishing, over 33 million accounts were phished last year alone, and phishing accounted for 41% of social engineering compromise overall.

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AI-generated phishing attacks are becoming more convincing

It's time for you and your colleagues to become more skeptical about what you read. That's a takeaway from a series of experiments undertaken using GPT-3 AI text-generating interfaces to create malicious messages designed to spear-phish, scam, harrass, and spread fake news. Experts at WithSecure have described their investigations into just how easy it is to automate the creation of credible yet malicious content at incredible speed.

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How Scammers Are Impersonating Singapore Post and Singtel With Phishing Messages

Throughout 2022, threat actors have been masquerading as the postal service Singapore Post (SingPost) and one of Singapore’s leading telecommunications companies Singtel. Victims are being targeted by phishing emails that appear to be from Singapore Post or Singtel. In these emails, users were sent messages informing them of fake billing issues or outstanding payments with links to fraudulent websites that asked for their personal information.

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Simple Steps to Avoid Phishing Attacks During This Festive season

There’s usually a surge in online activities during festive periods. People place gift orders and send funds to loved ones, and organizations roll out offers that reflect the spirit of the festivity. Threat actors will usually take advantage of this activity to sneak past your defenses. By convincingly impersonating any of these legitimate offers, they can gain access to an organization's network, and wreak havoc.

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BEC Attackers Switch Tactics Using Phishing Emails to Steal Merchandise

Cybercriminals who use Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are switching up their tactics, with some groups now targeting actual merchandise instead of money in their phishing attacks. Trustwave’s email security solution MailMarshal is aware of and investigating this new methodology. MailMarshal is capable of defending an organization against BEC attacks. This Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA OCI), and the U.S.

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Phishing Alert: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a type of attack that attempts to steal your personal information, such as your login credentials or credit card details. Cybercriminals use phishing attacks to gain access to your account and steal your data. In this blog post, we will discuss how to identify and avoid phishing attacks. We will also provide tips on how to protect yourself from these types of attacks.

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Meta-Phish: Facebook Infrastructure Used in Phishing Attack Chain

Meta has two of the largest social media platforms today, Facebook and Instagram. These platforms became the modern gateway for people not just to socialize and eavesdrop on the lives of famous personalities, but more importantly, to stay connected with their friends and loved ones. The sites also became effective channels for organizations to advertise and disseminate information.