Archive for the ‘phishing attack’ Category

Hackers Using Zero-Width Spaces to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection

January 10th, 2019
Security researchers have been warning about a simple technique that cybercriminals and email scammers are already being using in the wild to bypass security features of Microsoft Office 365, including Safe Links, which are originally designed to protect users from malware and phishing attacks. Safe Links has been included by Microsoft in Office 365 as part of its ATP (Advanced Threat Protection

Posted in Advanced Threat Protection, Email Phishing, hacking news, html code, microsoft, Microsoft Antivirus, Microsoft office, Microsoft Outlook, phishing attack, zero width spaces | Comments (0)

Someone Hijacks A Popular Chrome Extension to Push Malware

July 31st, 2017

Phishers have recently hacked an extension for Google Chrome after compromising the Chrome Web Store account of German developer team a9t9 software and abused to distribute spam messages to unsuspecting users.

Dubbed Copyfish, the extension allows users to extract text from images, PDF documents and video, and has more than 37,500 users.

Unfortunately, the Chrome extension of Copyfish has

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Energy, Nuclear Targeted with Template Injection Attacks

July 10th, 2017

Adversaries are using the SMB communications channel to launch template injection attacks against the energy sector, including nuclear facilities.

Posted in Cisco Talos, critical infrastructure, Critical infrastructure attacks, docx, GitHub, Phishery, phishing attack, Relationship ID, Server Message Block, SMB server, URL injector, WebDAV, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation | Comments (0)

Russian Hackers Made ‘Tainted Leaks’ a Thing — Phishing to Propaganda

May 29th, 2017

We came across so many revelations of sensitive government and corporate data on the Internet these days, but what’s the accuracy of that information leaked by unknown actors?

Security researchers have discovered new evidence of one such sophisticated global espionage and disinformation campaign with suspected ties to the Russian government that’s been aimed to discredit enemies of the state.

Posted in Cyber Attack, data breach, google amp, hacking news, phishing attack, Russian hackers, Tainted Leaks | Comments (0)

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

April 17th, 2017

A Chinese infosec researcher has reported about an “almost impossible to detect” phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet.

He warned, hackers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers to display their fake domain names as the websites of legitimate services, like Apple, Google, or Amazon to steal login or financial

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Browser AutoFill Feature Can Leak Your Personal Information to Hackers

January 11th, 2017

Just like most of you, I too really hate filling out web forms, especially on mobile devices.

To help make this whole process faster, Google Chrome and other major browsers offer “Autofill” feature that automatically fills out web form based on data you have previously entered in similar fields.

However, it turns out that an attacker can use this autofill feature against you and trick you

Posted in browser auto-complete, browser autofill, browser hacking, chrome, Firefox, hacking browser, hacking news, hacking web browser, phishing attack | Comments (0)

Google Chrome to Label Sensitive HTTP Pages as “Not Secure”

September 9th, 2016

Although over three months remaining, Google has planned a New Year gift for the Internet users, who’re concerned about their privacy and security.

Starting in January of 2017, the world’s most popular web browser Chrome will begin labeling HTTP sites that transmit passwords or ask for credit card details as “Not Secure” — the first step in Google’s plan to discourage the use of sites that

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