Weekly Top 3 – ED #07.2015


The Weekly Top 3 are the three most relevant news for the week that are related to phishing scams reported in the media, security blogs and security magazines on the internet. This week, we look at phishing scams related to the Anthem security breach, Paypal and Microsoft.

 

Phishing Emails Targeting Anthem Hacking Victims

Earlier this week the health insurer Anthem warned their customers of a breach in its network and systems that exposed the personal information of approximately 80 million people. Scammers are now using this information to distribute spear phishing e-mails in the hopes of tricking unlucky individuals into sharing more of their personal information, or to make a profit. Click the link below to read more.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/let-the-phishing-begin-scammers-now-targeting-anthem-hack-victims/

 

PayPal Phishing Campaigns become more sophisticated

OpenDNS had detected multiple domains created to impersonate the Paypal website. These sites were used as part of a phishing campaign to steal personal information. The level of sophistication used to create these fake sites has grown in recent years and OpenDNS Security Labs has advised that persons be aware of e-mails addressed to them from these fake ‘Paypal’ sites. Click the link below to read more.

https://labs.opendns.com/2015/02/11/paypal-phishing-sophistication-growing/

 

Microsoft Phishing campaign target corporate customers

Corporate entities are being targeted with phishing e-mails containing a download link that is used to deliver malware. These e-mails are disguised as e-mails from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), which ask the user to login and download their VLSC registration details. Click the link below to read more.

http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-phishing-emails-target-corporate-users-deliver-malware-that-evades-sandboxes/article/397995/

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