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To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it

Welp, at least that’s better than industry averages, says code-hosting biz Source: To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it The mock attack simulated a targeted phishing campaign designed to get GitLab employees to give up their credentials. The GitLab Red Team – security personnel […]

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Q3 2019 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects from KnowBe4 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Q3 2019 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects from KnowBe4. Users continue to fall for LinkedIn, Facebook, and security-minded messages. See the full report! Source: Q3 2019 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects from KnowBe4 [INFOGRAPHIC] This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch How to Spot a Phishing Email I Fortune Anatomy of […]

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A guide to phishing emails and how they work -TEISS® : Cracking Cyber Security

Security Awareness writer Keil Hubert describes a mysterious email message that could well have been an insidiously clever spear phishing attack. Source: A guide to phishing emails and how they work -TEISS® : Cracking Cyber Security This is what happens when you reply to spam email  Subscribe in a reader

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From phish to network compromise in two hours: How Carbanak operates

Cybercriminal group Carbanak has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions. Here’s a detailed analysis by Bitdefender of an attack on one bank. Source: From phish to network compromise in two hours: How Carbanak operates

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Anatomy of a spearphishing attack

Anatomy of a spear phishing attack You may be wondering what it takes to send this type of attack. This is not trivial, and can only be done by someone trained in advanced hacking techniques. We will first take a look at the steps required to send an attack, and then we’ll look at steps […]

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The ABCs of Detecting and Preventing Phishing

Stay out of the phishing net with these actionable tips – here’s how you can detect and prevent phishing attacks. Source: The ABCs of Detecting and Preventing Phishing  

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How a Security Vendor Tricked Social Media Phishers

UK-based Fidus Information Security was targeted by angler phishing Source: How a Security Vendor Tricked Social Media Phishers Phishing Scam Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email

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Google Creates Online Phishing Quiz

Google Alphabet incubator Jigsaw says knowing how to spot a phish plus two-factor authentication are the best defenses against falling for a phishing email. Source: Google Creates Online Phishing Quiz Phishing Scam Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email

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10 most clicked phishing email subject lines

10 most clicked phishing email subject lines  Luke Irwin   Ironically, the most successful phishing emails of Q3 2017 told recipients that they had been victims of a data breach. This finding comes from a report from KnowBe4 that investigated the most effective phishing email subject lines. The report looked at tens of thousands of emails from simulated […]

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