Over 1/3 of all phishing attacks target financial sector customers in Q2, 2018

The IT sector was the second hardest hit, with 13.83 of attacks targeting tech companies, which is 12.28 percentage points more in comparison with the previous quarter, according to Kaspersky Lab’s ‘Spam and phishing in Q2 2018’ report.

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Check Point researchers discover cyber criminals exploiting world cup fever with wallchart phishing campaign

Bangalore: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a global cybersecurity solutions provider, has identified a phishing campaign linked to the start of the FIFA World Cup where cyber-criminals attempt to lure would-be victims into downloading a schedule of fixtures and a result tracker. When opened, the attachment uses a malware variant called ‘DownloaderGuide,’ a known downloader of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that is most commonly used as an installer for applications such as toolbars, adware or system optimizers. Check Point researchers have found that in total the campaign includes nine different…

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