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How to fight back against spear phishing

By October 7, 2013June 17th, 2017Blog


VPN provider hacked, fake emails scare customers

Customers of Hong Kong-based virtual private network (VPN) provider PureVPN received a major scare over the weekend after a fake email was sent out to them, saying their accounts would be closed and the information handed over to unspecified authorities. (IT News)

Spear phishing 101 – Who is sending you those scam emails and why?

Spear phishing differs and is more serious than a simple phishing attach in that it is targeted either at a group, or worse, at the recipient specifically. (

Why phishing continues to trigger cyberattacks

As we mark the 10th annual National Cyber Security Awareness, the most common — and effective — cyberattack method is spear phishing. (USA Today)

McAfee: Beware of ObamaCare phishing scams

Security firm McAfee warned Tuesday that hackers are likely to take advantage of the rollout of ObamaCare exchanges this week by launching phishing attacks aimed at stealing personal information. (Fox Business)

New phishing scam redirects paychecks meant for Wash. U employees

News 4 tracked a new high-tech crime trend which could divert a paycheck to someone else’s account. (

Straight talk: Phishing scam plagues Netflix

Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning that Netflix is the latest in a long line of companies to be plagued with a phishing scam using their name. (

Spear phishing: How to fight back

Spear-phishing attacks aimed at bank employees are on the rise, and experts say community banks and credit unions are a favorite target for fraudsters. (