New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

NIST’s tool can help organizations improve the testing of their employees’ phish-spotting prowess. Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a new method that could be used to accurately assess why employees click on certain phishing emails. The tool, dubbed Phish Scale, uses real data to evaluate the complexity and … More New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

‘Lead‑offering’ business booming as usual! …but there are no conferences or exhibitions???

Being a regular presenter and visitor at conferences and exhibitions, it is not unusual for me to get unsolicited emails with offers to acquire the “verified” list of visitors or attendees, with function and contact details. Even for conferences and exhibitions I do not attend and often do not even know exist! Let’s not revisit … More ‘Lead‑offering’ business booming as usual! …but there are no conferences or exhibitions???

Grandoreiro banking trojan impersonates Spain’s tax agency

Beware the tax bogeyman – there are tax scams aplenty. Although it’s been some weeks since the height of the income tax season in many countries around the globe, the year 2020 has been looking less than normal even for cybercriminal activity. For several months, various threat actors have been attempting to impersonate governmental organizations, … More Grandoreiro banking trojan impersonates Spain’s tax agency

Ritz London clients scammed after apparent data breach

Armed with personal data stolen from the hotel’s dining reservation system, fraudsters trick guests into handing over their credit card details. The Ritz London has launched an investigation into a potential data breach that affected its food and beverage reservation system. The information stolen in the breach seems to have been used by fraudsters to … More Ritz London clients scammed after apparent data breach