Phishing Attack News, Articles and Updates

Information on 6,800 CareFirst members exposed in phishing attack

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said one of its employees recently fell victim to a phishing attack that led to thousands of its members' personal information being exposed.

10 Ways to tell if that email is legitimate...or not

Phishing has become one of the most pervasive problems facing data security staff today. Generally speaking, a basic phishing attack is relatively easy to conduct and inexpensive for the attacker.

FS-ISAC hit with phishing attacks

A Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) employee fell victim to a phishing attack that compromised login credentials enabling additional phishing attacks.

Phishme acquired by private equity firms, rebrands as Cofense

Phishme announced that it has been acquired by a consortium of private equity firms and has changed its name to Cofense.

Chinese hackers leverage HBO 'Game of Thrones' leaks to deliver trojans

Researchers spotted a Chinese advance persistent threat (APT) group looking to lure fans with leaked episodes of "Game of Thrones" .

[Updated] Google phishing attack nets one million accounts with crafty spoof

A sophisticated phishing attack against one million of its users has been stopped, and Google says that swift action prevented it from becoming much worse.

Google denies email injection flaw can bypass filters and pwn users

Israel-based cyber-threat specialists Cyberint insists it has found a serious flaw in Google security despite the tech giant's denials that email injection can bypass security filters.

Notorious 'Celebgate' hacker pleads guilty in US

A 36-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to hacking into the iCloud and Gmail accounts of celebrities in a long-term phishing attack.