voice phishing

November 10, 2021

SMS About Bank Fraud as a Pretext for Voice Phishing

This post was originally published on this siteMost of us have probably heard the term “smishing” — which is a portmanteau for traditional phishing scams sent through SMS text messages. Smishing messages usually include a link to a site that spoofs a popular bank and tries to siphon personal information. But increasingly, phishers are turning to a hybrid form of smishing — blasting out linkless text messages about suspicious bank transfers as a pretext for immediately calling and scamming anyone who responds via text. KrebsOnSecurity recently heard from a reader who said his daughter received an SMS that said it […]
April 6, 2022

The Original APT: Advanced Persistent Teenagers

This post was originally published on this siteMany organizations are already struggling to combat cybersecurity threats from ransomware purveyors and state-sponsored hacking groups, both of which tend to take days or weeks to pivot from an opportunistic malware infection to a full blown data breach. But few organizations have a playbook for responding to the kinds of virtual “smash and grab” attacks we’ve seen recently from LAPSUS$, a juvenile data extortion group whose short-lived, low-tech and remarkably effective tactics have put some of the world’s biggest corporations on edge. Since surfacing in late 2021, LAPSUS$ has gained access to the […]