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MFA Defenses Fall Victim to New Phishing-As-A-Service Offerings

ZeroFox warns that phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) offerings are increasingly including features to bypass multi-factor authentication. “In 2023, ‘in-the-middle’ techniques are some of the most frequently-observed methods used to gain access to MFA-secured networks,” the researchers write. “They enable threat actors to intercept or bypass MFA protocols by stealing communications without the victim’s knowledge.


New Wave of Hospitality Phishing Attacks: Compromise User Credentials, Then Go Phish

The hospitality sector is seeing a new wave of phishing attacks. These new attacks are more plausible because they begin with compromised credentials and move to fraudulent emails sent from within a trusted network. The compromised systems are legitimate booking sites; the victims are the guests. Akamai, which has described the trend, outlines a three-step attack chain.


How To Spot Phishing Emails

Phishing emails have traditionally been easy to spot by looking for signs such as misspelled words and unsolicited links and attachments. Although phishing emails are not a new occurrence, they have become a part of our daily lives. With the advancement of technology, however, the cybercriminals behind these phishing emails now have developed new ways to scam their victims. Regardless of these advancements, there are still ways to protect yourself from phishing emails.


Cloudflare Email Security now works with CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale

We are excited to announce an extended partnership between CrowdStrike and Cloudflare to bring together Cloudflare Email Security and CrowdStrike Falcon® LogScale. With this integration, joint customers who have both Falcon LogScale and Cloudflare Email Security can now send detection data to be ingested and displayed within their Falcon LogScale dashboard.


Vanishing Act: The Secret Weapon Cybercriminals Use in Your Inbox

Researchers at Barracuda describe how attackers use legitimate email inbox rules to control compromised accounts and evade detection. “In order to create malicious email rules, the attackers need to have compromised a target account, for example, through a successful phishing email or by using stolen credentials seized in an earlier breach,” the researchers write.


USPS Customers Become the Latest Target of the Chinese Smishing Group Called "Smishing Triad"

A new SMS-based phishing attack uses a smishing kit-as-a-service to impersonate the U.S. Postal Service. If you’ve received a fake text from the U.S. Postal Service in the last month, you’re not alone. A Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS) group based in China is likely behind the attack, and many others. According to security researchers at cybersecurity vendor Resecurity, the group is behind similar attacks throughout the globe, posing as the U.K.


Why is Security Awareness Training Needed?

Security Awareness Training is essential for several reasons: 1. **Human Error**: Many security breaches occur due to human error. Employees may inadvertently click on malicious links, download malware, or share sensitive information with unauthorized individuals. Security awareness training helps employees recognize potential threats and avoid common mistakes. 2.


Mark Cuban's MetaMask wallet drained nearly $900,000 in suspected phishing attack

Dallas Mavericks owner and well-known investor Mark Cuban reportedly lost nearly $900,000 in a phishing attack targeting his MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet. The incident was first flagged by crypto investigator WazzCrypto, who observed unusual transactions linked to a wallet associated with Cuban. This particular wallet had been dormant for about six months before all its funds were suddenly moved.


New Phishing Attack Uses Social Engineering to Impersonate the National Danish Police

A malwareless and linkless phishing attack uses sextortion and the threat of legal action to get the attention of potential victims and get them to respond. Usually, the intent of a phishing attack is evident. For example, if the attack is pretending to be Microsoft and sends you to a spoofed login page, the whole point of the attack is to harvest the victim’s Microsoft 365 credentials.


Can You Get Hacked Just By Opening an Email?

No, you cannot get hacked just by opening an email. The only way you can get hacked through an email is by interacting with the contents of the email, such as clicking on a malicious link or attachment. Continue reading to learn more about malicious emails and how to avoid getting hacked through them.