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Seagate is being sued by its own employees following the leakage of personal details by the HR department...

Suit claims that attackers began making immediate use of the stolen data
techradar.com

Whale phishing is on the increase globally, with no industry immune to an attack...

Whale phishing, also known as whaling, CEO Fraud or Business Email Compromise (BEC), is on the increase globally with no industry immune to an attack. Whale
siliconangle.com
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Cybercriminals are targeting people using Apple products as they are more likely to have disposable income, a security expert has warned...

Cybercriminals target people using Apple products as they are more likely to have disposable income, a security researcher warns.
bbc.co.uk

Ransomware is typically spread via Phishing attacks...

When it comes to recovering from a ransomware attack, only 38% express confidence in their organization's ability to fully recover without losing critical data...

Most security pros are not sure their company could fully recover its data if hit with a ransomware attack nor are they confident the firm's executives could spot a phishing attack, Tripwire found in a new survey.
scmagazine.com

What makes this new Pennsylvania phishing campaign stand out is the data they contain...

Threatening emails are a commonly-used weapon in the malware distributor’s arsenal, but Pennsylvania drivers are being targeted by a phishing campaign unlike any that’s been seen before. Typically, phishing emails are fairly generic. [...]
geek.com

A successful phishing attack can be child's play, if the attacker is determined enough...

A successful phishing attack can be child's play, if the attacker is determined enough.
grahamcluley.com

Kansas State University students and faculty submit id/password combos in phishing scam over the Spring Break holiday week...

K-Staters submit id/password combos in phishing scam over the Spring Break holiday week.
ksnt.com

A trove of data containing the information of over 1.5 million Verizon customers is now up for sale on the darknet...

There's cruel irony involved in this latest hack.
inverse.com

You'd think that, by 2016 we'd be smart enough to know not to download anything from anyone we don't know and not to click on links from unknown sources...

Social engineering and ‘download this attachment’ scams are back – as if they ever left – and working better than ever, unfortunately.
cio.com

Good to see the BBC helping to raise awareness with the British public about email phishing scams...

Scammers are forever coming up with new and ingenious ways to get their hands on your cash, and it's fair to say, they haven't let us down with these beauties. Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, has two new scam emails that they want you to look out for. They…
bbc.co.uk

A phishing scam is targeting city and county finance directors as well as small businesses...

The targets of the scam have received emails that appear to be from a supervisor who is requesting an urgent transfer of funds from the office’s financial account, the Attorney General’s Office said.
omaha.com

Companies and universities are suffering “industrial-scale theft” of sensitive data from hackers, the head of GCHQ has warned...

Robert Hannigan, Director of GCHQ, warns of scale of hacking on business as he launches Britain's first National Cyber Security Centre
telegraph.co.uk

Since August of 2015, a group of Russian hackers have conducted 13 successful Phishing based attacks resulting in losses of more than ₽1.86 billion RUB ($27.4M USD)...

The group responsible for the Phishing attacks in Russia earlier this week started by targeting banking clients, before looking towards the bigger prize by going after the banks themselves. Since August of 2015, the group has conducted 13 successful attacks resulting in losses of more than ₽1.86 bil…
csoonline.com

Few executives want to talk about how their organizations fell victim to cyber crime... But Jack Lynch - CEO of Main Line Health - thinks others can learn if he talks about how his organization fell victim to a “spear phishing” exploit.

While few healthcare executives want to talk about how their organizations fell victim to cyber crime, Jack Lynch, CEO of the four-hospital Main Line Health thinks his system's experience can warn others. Lynch said his employee was tricked into releasing data through a “spear phishing” exploit.
modernhealthcare.com

Kansas Attorney General warns businesses to watch out for a new phishing scam that works to get personal information about employees via email...

Employees are receiving emails that appear to come for their company’s CEO or CFO, but the personal information they send back ends up going to scammers.
ksnt.com

LinkedIn is commonly one of the places where Social Engineering and Phishing collide...

LinkedIn is proving tasty bait for the cybercriminal's phishing hook
techradar.com

According to court documents Collins allegedly gained access by setting up emails designed to look like official accounts associated with the Google or Apple services used by his celebrity targets. Some of the emails he used included "e-mail.protection318@icloud.com," "noreply_helpdesk011@outlook.com," and "secure.helpdesk0019@gmail.com,". Then, it seems that whoever was managing the personal accounts of several of the targeted celebrities complied, replying to those messages with the requested access information: the usernames and passwords for their accounts...

It appears that one major part of Celebgate is much less elaborate than what some 4chan users claimed at the time.
gadgets.ndtv.com