“A little gift for you” SMS spam appears to come from your own phone number

The message reads “Free Msg: Your bill is paid for March. Thanks, here’s a little gift for you”, but it appears to come from your own number.

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Android malware BRATA can wipe devices

The BRATA Android RAT has some alarming new capabilities.

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Italian mafia cybercrime sting leads to 100+ arrests

Europol has announced the successful arrest and dismantling of an organized crime ring that is said to have ties with the Italian mob.

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A week in security (August 2 – August 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated August 2 through August 8.

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Royal Mail phish deploys evasion tricks to avoid analysis

We look at a Royal Mail phish which deploys multiple techniques to keep people from analysing a fake Royal Mail website.

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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Watch out! Android Flubot spyware is spreading fast

Notorious Android spyware Flubot is spreading via messages about missed deliveries.

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Spear phishing 101: what you need to know

We look at the threat of spear phishing, why it’s such a problem, and what organizations can do to lessen the chance of a successful attack.

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Something else is phishy: How to detect phishing attempts on mobile phones

Phishing is more problematic on smartphones than on desktops. Not only that, approaches to handling phishing attacks on mobile are quite different because their techniques are also different. So, how can users sniff out a mobile phish? Let us count the ways.

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6 sure signs someone is phishing you—besides email

Beyond the medium used to reach you (which is most often email), what are some of the common signs and behaviors of phishing? Conversations that focus on the inbox only leave users with an inadequate understanding of how to protect against this ubiquitous threat.

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