A Deeper Dive into Phishing Attacks

written and researched by Nicolás Chiaraviglio and Santiago A. Rodriguez As mentioned in our blogpost on mobile phishing, there are different types of phishing attacks. Here, we’ll dig deeper into the different types that exist. Moreover, we’ll take a look at phishing kits, a tool that allows non-technical scammers to execute successful attacks.  All phishing … Read More

Gone (Mobile) Phishing

written and researched by Nicolás Chiaraviglio and Santiago A. Rodriguez CISOs worldwide are scrambling to address phishing attacks. In the second quarter of 2019 alone, there were close to 130 million phishing attacks, taking place on different types of devices within an enterprise – – desktops, laptops and mobile devices. And as unfortunate as it … Read More

Top Three Mobile Phishing Lures: #3) SMS & Messaging Apps

According to Verizon’s Mobile Security Index 2019, “85% of phishing attacks seen on mobile devices take place outside of email. While many organizations have filtering in place to block email-based attacks, far fewer have similar protection in place for these other routes.”  Furthermore, the Federal Trade Commission reported 93,000 complaints about unwanted texts in 2018, … Read More

Top Three Mobile Phishing Lures: #2) Malicious Apps

People are slowly learning to be careful about providing their credentials when prompted by an email or phone call, but hackers are getting more creative and tricking users into giving their credentials when users think they’re just signing into their mobile app.  For example, BankBot is Android-targeting malware using fake overlay screens to mimic existing … Read More

Top Three Mobile Phishing Lures: #1) Email

According to a SecurityWeek article, “With over 66% of emails first opened on a mobile device and email arguably the first point of attack for a phishing actor, unprotected emails on a mobile device can easily turn into a new avenue for attack.”  Furthermore, it’s not just corporate email that you have to worry about. … Read More