“Like stealing candy from a baby,” arrested teen says of his phishing efforts

The Concord Police Department, with their police dog “Dug,” arrested a teenage suspect believed to be involved in a phishing campaign at a local high school. (credit: Concord Police Department) Last week, police in Concord, California, arrested a high school student for successfully deploying a series of phishing emails targeting teachers at his school in […]

Ukrainian cyber-thieves bagged $50mn in bitcoin phishing scam

Security analysts at the US technology corporation Cisco have exposed a bitcoin phishing scam, which involves web resources disguising themselves as one of the world’s most popular online wallets, Blockchain.info. Cisco has been investigating the case over the past six months in partnership with Ukrainian Cyber-police, according to the firm’s security experts Dave Maynor and […]

Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30,000 Medicaid recipients

Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it’s the ease of the hacks that’s scary — and Florida knows this first-hand. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for as many as 30,000 Medicaid recipients. One of its staffers fell for a “malicious phishing email” […]

Internet turns on white supremacists and neo-Nazis with doxing, phishing

Enlarge / Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017. Photos of marchers are being used to identify and shame them on social media. (credit: Zach D […]