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2014-09-16 23:07:04

New Social Engineering Scenarios from Kevin Mitnick Allows IT Managers to Curb Automated Vishing Attacks Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 KnowBe4 has announced the release of its automated Voicemail Phishing Security Test module, the first of its kind, giving IT Managers the ability to test users on social engineering via the phone. As criminals have expanded their repertoire, moving into new territory with automated voicemail phishing (vishing) attacks, KnowBe4 has countered...

2014-07-10 23:03:58

New comprehensive service protects financial institutions and their customers from account takeover attacks. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 PhishLabs, the leading provider of cybercrime protection and intelligence services that fight back against online threats, announces the launch of ATO|Prevent™ to help banks and credit unions stop account takeover (ATO) and reduce losses due to online fraud. ATO|Prevent provides proactive detection and mitigation of account takeover attacks...

2011-08-12 00:00:03

Zabasearch.com Seeks to Help Protect Citizens from becoming Victims Twice Through One Act of Theft Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Zabasearch.com seeks to enlighten the public that some thieves are not satisfied at only stealing people's purses or wallets with their debit and credit cards, checkbooks, and cell phones. Some thieves are seeking to take the heist to the next level. The vandal uses the stolen items to glean information about the victim's identity. The information is used...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

ReversePhoneDirectory.com Urges Consumers to be on the Lookout for Callers Requesting Financial Account Information (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 ReversePhoneDirectory.com, a leading provider of reverse phone directory services, wishes to educate consumers about a recent string of phone scams that have appeared in Indiana. Evansville, IN news station WFIE issued a bulletin warning residents to be especially cautious when receiving unsolicited phone calls requesting personal banking information....

2011-04-28 00:00:28

ReversePhoneDirectory.com Warns of Companies Using a Sneaky Technique to Find a Way into Peoples' Pocketbooks Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 ReversePhoneDirectory.com, a leading resource in reverse phone lookup and public records, issues a warning to the public about the latest invasion of privacy that intends to separate people from their hard-earned money, vishing. Vishing is an update to phishing. Phishing is an electronic communication that masquerades as a trustworthy company in...

2011-04-05 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Banking today warned Pennsylvania consumers to guard against possible financial scams involving their email accounts following recent security breaches at Texas and Massachusetts companies that provide Internet security services. Scammers could use email addresses and other information recently stolen from Epsilon and RSA Security to try to trick consumers into providing personal information, including bank...

2011-01-27 06:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber criminals often use a tactic called phishing to trick PC users into sharing bank account logins, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and other valuable information. Phishing typically takes the form of spam emails or instant messages containing links to seemingly real yet malicious Web sites to trick people into divulging sensitive information. And once you take the bait, they can create fake accounts in your name, steal your...

2010-10-05 19:14:29

Phishing scams are making the leap from email to the world's voice systems, and a team of researchers in the Georgia Tech College of Computing has found a way to tag fraudulent calls with a digital "fingerprint" that will help separate legitimate calls from phone scams. Voice phishing (or "vishing") has become much more prevalent with the advent of cellular and voice IP (VoIP) networks, which enable criminals both to route calls through multiple networks to avoid detection and to fake caller...


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