Phishing against banks and ISPs rose markedly compared to other sectors in the third quarter of 2014, according to the APWG.
The October 2014 breaches of some of the computer systems of the US State Department and the White House have been executed by Russian hackers, unnamed US officials familiar with the investigation told CNN reporters.
Customers of UK-based telecom and ISP Virgin Media are being targeted with a clever spam campaign that is after their account information, but also PayPal account login details and payment card information.
Apple users are once again targeted with phishing emails, warns Bitdefender, and the latest variant of the scheme is impersonating Apple Support claiming that their account has been "limited." The text of the email will likely raise suspicion with a lot of users, but unfortunately there are always those that will miss the double greeting, the unconventional capitalization of words, the purposeful push to make users act immediately, without thinking ("This link will expire three hours after this email was sent").
Phishers are once again targeting Bank of America customers, warns Malwarebytes' Chris Boyd.
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