No, the IRS is not texting you – it’s a phishing scam

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning citizens that the number of SMS phishing attacks impersonating the tax office has gone through the roof lately.  “So far in 2022, the IRS has identified and reported thousands of fraudulent domains tied to multiple MMS/SMS/text scams (known as smishing) targeting taxpayers,” the IRS said in a […]

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LinkedIn Smart Links are being used to send users to phishing sites

Cybercriminals are targeting businesspeople with an elaborate phishing attack aimed at stealing sensitive data (opens in new tab), including credit card and other payment information, researchers have found.  The attack also abuses a premium LinkedIn feature called Smart Link, which allows users of the social media site to send more than a dozen documents via […]

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This Microsoft 365 phishing campaign is using some crafty US government lures

Hackers are reportedly running a series of phishing campaigns impersonating several departments of the United States government, including the Department of Labor and the Department of Transport. The emails, targeted at government contractors, claim to request bids for government projects but lead victims to credential phishing pages instead.  According to a blog post on the […]

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Revolut hit by data breach, users warned of phishing attacks

Financial technology firm Revolut has suffered a cyberattack that saw sensitive client information accessed by threat actors.  The company has confirmed the “highly targeted” attack, which saw hackers gain access to internal systems through phishing, rather than malware (opens in new tab) or viruses. The access lasted “for a short period of time” during which […]

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Everything you need to know about phishing

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they’re increasingly costly for businesses. PhishLabs reported that in 2021, attacks increased 28% over the previous year (opens in new tab). Today, a large number of cyberattacks begin with phishing emails.  That means malicious emails should be top of mind for businesses. However, many companies still don’t quite […]

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