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Phishing attacks ensnare victims in 82 seconds

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A recent report by Verizon has found that 82 seconds is all it takes for phishing scams to work on unsuspecting victims. The report looks at almost 80,000 incidents hitting thousands of companies in 2014. The BBC reports that the lead author of the report, Bob Rudis, said that employee… Read more »

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Fake executive emails cost companies millions

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The spoofing of business executive email accounts is a lucrative business for hackers and an increasingly common practice, reports Brian Krebs. He tells the story of “Judy” who came dangerously close to losing her company $315,000 in cash after receiving an email from her boss asking her to wire the… Read more »

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McAfee warns of ObamaCare Phishing Scams

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Phishing attacks are designed to dupe users into revealing credit-card numbers or other confidential data by delivering fake links or attachments in emails and messages on social media sites. Leading internet security firm McAfee warned earlier this month that hackers are likely to take advantage of the rollout of Obamacare… Read more »

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