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156 High Ranking Employees Caught in Whaling Phishing Scam

Attacks against high ranking employees of organizations, also known as whaling phishing, remains a persistent threat in 2020. Typically, senior-level employees have greater decision-making privileges and can take action without seeking permission. This makes higher-ups a potentially lucrative target for cybercriminals who can successfully execute…
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How I Became a Tech Journalist

Here on this website, I have shared the stories of many great hackers and IT Security Professionals, as well as those aspiring to make it in the field. I believe these stories of dedication to the craft of hacking and the passion that often accompanies it are valuable in encouraging the next generation of hackers. Now I'd like to share my…
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Beware: New Undelivered Email Phishing Scam

There's a new phishing scam circulating in which the victim receives an email claiming that undelivered mail is being held for them on their Outlook Web Mail service. The email will have the subject line "Notifications | undelivered emails to your inbox". The email body contains a table of undelivered emails including the date of the…
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The WeChat Scams Sweeping Asia

Popular Chinese messaging and social media app, WeChat, is a hotspot for scammers looking to exploit victims out of money. There are different types of scams perpetrated on the WeChat platform such as romance scams, job scams, and even a scam that results in physical mugging. About WeChat WeChat is a Chinese messaging and social media app that…
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Massive Data Breach of Panama Citizens

An unprotected Elasticsearch server was left exposed to the internet and has leaked the personal information of approximately 85% of Panama's citizens. The Elasticsearch server was connected to the internet, with no password or firewall and was hosted on Amazon AWS. The server was discovered by Security Discovery researcher Bob Diachenko who…
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SIM Swapping Hackers Indicted By US DOJ

In a press release dated on Thursday 9  May, the US Department of Justice announced charges against 9 people for stealing approximately $2.5 million in cryptocurrency through sim swapping hacks. Of the nine individuals, six of them (five Americans and one Irish national) are members of a hacking group called "The Community". The other three…
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