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New Phishing Technique Targets Gmail Users

Cybercriminals are using a new, sophisticated phishing technique that specifically targets Gmail users. The phishing email contains an embedded attachment that appears to be an image, but requires the user to click on the link to view a preview. However, the link redirects the user to a fake Gmail login page requesting the user to … More


Bloomington School District Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

Bloomington School District in Minnesota is the latest organization to fall victim to a W-2 phishing scam and expose employee data. Officials with the school district said personal information for approximately 2,800 current and former Bloomington public school employees was exposed in the incident. Bloomington School District notified employees of the cyberattack on Friday, February … More

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UK Investment Firm Hit by Cyberattack

United Kingdom-based Hawksmoor Investment Management disclosed a cyberattack that prompted phishing emails to be sent out to all clients. The UK investment firm notified all investors about the cyberattack, according to reports. The attackers allegedly sent out a phishing scam to all clients impersonating Hawksmoor business development manager, Jill Gill. It remains unclear whether the … More

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New Cerber Ransomware Campaign Discovered

Researchers discovered a new campaign of Cerber ransomware that is distributed using a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) model. The attackers set up the payment structure of the RaaS model to earn commission from each ransom paid by the victims. The Cerber ransomware is spread using variants of the Nemucod exploit kit and distribution network. The buyers are … More

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Texas School District Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

The Argyle Independent School District in Texas is beginning to notify and warn employees of a data breach following a targeted W-2 phishing scam. A cybercriminal sent a phishing email to an employee appearing to be the District Superintendent requesting 2016 W-2 information for all employees in the school district. The targeted employee complied with … More

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Missouri Hospital Falls for W-2 Phishing Scam

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Missouri is the latest organization to fall victim to a W-2 phishing scam. An unidentified cybercriminal reportedly sent a phishing email to a hospital official requesting W-2 tax forms for all Citizens Memorial Hospital employees. The member of staff, who believed the email to be legitimate, ultimately complied with the request … More

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New Sage Ransomware Found in the Wild

Researchers discovered a second version of Sage ransomware in the wild, which is used by the same cybercriminals who spread Locky, Cerber and Spora variants. A researcher, Brad Duncan, reportedly discovered Sage 2.0 ransomware in spam campaigns that lacked sophisticated social engineering techniques. The cybercriminals are allegedly spreading spam emails to victims without a subject … More

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Sophisticated Spyware Hits Ukrainian Organizations

Cybercriminals are leveraging a sophisticated malware, dubbed “Operation BugDrop,” against over 70 organizations in the Ukraine. The malware is reportedly able to extract sensitive data and eavesdrop on the victim’s networks and audio. Researchers who discovered the malware campaign claim the attackers have siphoned more than 600 gigabytes of data from 70 organizations. The target … More

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Tennessee School District Hit by W-2 Phishing Scam

Tipton County Schools in Tennessee is the latest school district to succumb to a W-2 phishing email scam aiming to steal employee tax return data. Tipton County Director of Schools Dr. William “Buddy” Bibb notified staff that an unauthorized individual obtained employee records, according to reports. A Tipton County employee allegedly fell for a phishing … More

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American Senior Communities Falls Victim to W-2 Scam

American Senior Communities disclosed an employee fell victim to a targeted W-2 phishing scam in January and exposed personal information of approximately 17,000 workers. The cybercriminals behind the scam have already filed fake tax returns with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, according to reports. American Senior Communities claims several employees were unable to file their … More

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