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There has been a surge in reports of people getting scammed after visiting TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, and NEXUS application service sites, being charged $140 only to get nothing in return. Reports about these scams first appeared in March 2021, and by July, threat actors were abusing Google Ads to promote the fake sites on Google Search and increase their traffic.
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AMERICANS traveling this Thanksgiving have been warned that they could face having their banking information and identities stolen. Hackers have been reportedly gearing up for this holiday season with phishing scams targeting TSA PreCheck members and Black Friday shoppers.
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Cybersecurity researchers have chanced upon a new phishing campaign that targets high-profile content creators on TikTok in order to wrest control of their account for nefarious purposes.
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As travelers prepare to fly out this holiday season, TSA imposters are out there and doing their best to try to steal our money and personal information.
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In a relatively short time TikTok has become a social network to be reckoned with. With over a billion active users on TikTok, creators who strike a chord can quickly rack up millions of followers. That makes their accounts valuable... and increasingly a tempting target for cybercriminals.
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A recently discovered phishing scam tried to takeover more than 125 high-profile user accounts on TikTok. Researchers said the campaign marks one of the first major attacks on “influencers” found on the TikTok social-media platform
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Researchers have observed a new phishing campaign primarily targeting high-profile TikTok accounts belonging to influencers, brand consultants, production studios, and influencers' managers.
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TSA email scams and what to look for
November 17, 2021
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A cybersecurity expert has a warning for travelers who may be targeted by scammers this travel season. Crane Hassold, Director of Threat Intelligence at Abnormal Security, said there has been a recent surge of emails designed to look like they are coming from the Transportation Security Administration.
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The holiday season is upon us and as you prepare for all the festivities, cybercriminals are gearing up for their busiest season of the year. Cybersecurity experts warn increased activity during holiday months is common and are cautioning about new scams becoming frequent this year. Among scams this year are fraudulent TSA pre-check renewal is becoming frequent.
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More than 125 people and businesses associated with large TikTok accounts based around the world were targeted as part of a recent phishing campaign, according to research published Tuesday.
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Show Crane Hassold a typical cyber criminal, and he’ll show you someone who is inherently lazy. “As long as the return on investment is good enough, they’re going to put in as little effort as they possibly can,” he says.
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As the holidays creep closer, scammers are once again targeting shoppers and travelers looking for the best deals on the hottest items which has experts urging you to keep your guard up. “We’re gonna want a deal. We deserve a deal, we feel like, after the pandemic and we’re going to click on things that take us to nefarious sites,” Bao Vang with the Better Business Bureau said.
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Crane Hassold on Wharton Business Daily
November 15, 2021
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Crane Hassold, Director of Threat Intelligence at Abnormal Security, joins Dan Loney on Wharton Business Daily to discuss the latest in cybersecurity.
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Expect a holiday surge in Transportation Security Administration scams. Former FBI cybersecurity expert, Crane Hassold, wants consumers to learn about these scams and act smart about online activities. Hassold serves as Director of Threat Intelligence at Abnormal Security, a cloud email security platform. Crane and his team at Abnormal Security see scams and attacks impersonating the TSA:
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Cyber security experts issuing a warning ahead of the holiday travel season. Fake TSA websites that are extremely detailed, scamming people for hundreds of dollars.
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) forcing federal agencies to remediate known and exploited vulnerabilities within CISA’s given timeline.
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Los ciberdelincuentes están ganando territorio en el escritorio de trabajo de miles de empleados al aparecer en sus correos electrónicos. Algunos de estos hackers pueden estar en el extranjero, en regiones como África Occidental y Nigeria. Algunos pueden pedir cosas como una transferencia bancaria o que entreguen cualquier tipo de información personal.
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A recently discovered phishing campaign leveraged QR codes as a means to bypass malicious link detection mechanisms — and while this particular scam featured some fundamental flaws, the public’s increased use of “quick response” barcodes since the start of the pandemic may be behind their recent abuse in scams.
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Securing the Superinformation Highway
November 2, 2021
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Chief Information Security Officer, Gopal Padinjaruveetil, has been with Auto Club Group (ACG) for nearly five years, on a mission to serve its members in the digital world.
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Infosec products of the month: October 2021
November 1, 2021
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Abnormal has expanded its protection to block high-volume, low-impact email hygiene threats such as spam and graymail; deliver a new approach for detecting malware attacks using behavioral analysis; and improve detection of targeted phishing and social engineering attacks.
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If you want to know what’s new in cybersecurity, watch what the startup vendors are doing. They typically begin with an innovative idea and are unfettered by an installed base and its mainstream approach. Startups often tackle problems no one else is addressing.
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Researchers have observed an attacker using a technique they hadn't previously seen to attempt to sneak phishing emails past enterprise security filters. Abnormal Security, which reported the campaign this week, says between Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 it detected and blocked some 200 emails that contained a QR code — instead of the usual malicious attachment or URL link — to try and drive users to a phishing website.
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Cyber criminals are sending out phishing emails containing QR codes in a campaign designed to harvest login credentials for Microsoft 365 cloud applications. Usernames and passwords for enterprise cloud services like Microsoft 365 are a prime target for cyber criminals, who can exploit them to launch malware or ransomware attacks, or sell stolen login credentials onto other hackers to use for their own campaigns
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Email fraudsters are seizing on the attention around the quick response codes that have become more common in restaurants and stories, leveraging QR codes try to steal users’ Microsoft credentials and other data.
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