PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing. PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter of 2019, a report by email security company Vade Secure has found. The payment services provider retained its top spot … More PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

The ABCs of Anti-Phishing and Web Access Protection

Homoglyph attacks: high-value targets are protected by ESET The Cypriot security watchdog, CSIRT, warns about a fake PayPal site that spreads the Nemty ransomware using a so-called homoglyph attack. Homoglyph attacks rely on replacing characters in addresses with ones that look similar – or even optically identical – but are actually different, as they belong to different … More The ABCs of Anti-Phishing and Web Access Protection

Up to 40,000 OnePlus customers potentially hit by credit card hack

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has disclosed that up to 40,000 customers may have been affected by a recent compromise of the company’s checkout process. The attack was accomplished by implanting a rogue script into the company’s payment page code on oneplus.net. The script was intended to harvest credit card details while they were being entered by customers, … More Up to 40,000 OnePlus customers potentially hit by credit card hack