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Phishers Change Tack to Target Corporates!
Cyber-criminals have rapidly adapted their phishing campaigns over the past year, abandoning social media lures in favor of a new focus on business users with communication notification templates, according to Proofpoint.
“While an important tool, user education cannot be the last line of defense,” Proofpoint, Inc. warned. “Organizations should deploy automated defenses capable of detecting and blocking threats that do not look or behave like previously known threats.” Read more...
Hotels.com Phishing Scam Duping Travelers!
An undisclosed number of travelers who use Hotels.com may have been victims of a phishing scheme.
The company said some customers were recently tricked into disclosing their names, phone numbers, email addresses and travel bookings. An individual was reportedly able to convince customers that they represented either Hotels.com or the hotel where they booked a stay through phony emails and SMS messages, according to an email sent to travelers this week.
Unsuspecting travelers who stay at hotels are consistently a prime target for hackers. Read more...