Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2023
Phishing, the campaigns that are targeting Italy

This post analyzed the numerous phishing campaigns targeting users and organizations in Italy. Phishing is a ploy to trick users into revealing personal or financial information through an e-mail, Web site, and even through instant messaging.  Particularly very popular is so-called brand phishing, which occurs when criminals impersonate the official website of a well-known brand […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2023
Phishing campaign targeted US executives exploiting a flaw in Indeed job search platform

Threat actors exploited an open redirection vulnerability in the job search platform Indeed to carry out phishing attacks. Researchers from the cybersecurity firm Menlo Security reported that threat actors exploited an open redirection vulnerability in the job search platform Indeed in phishing attacks. The phishing attacks were aimed at senior executives across various industries, primarily […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2023
Massive phishing campaign targets users of the Zimbra Collaboration email server

A massive social engineering campaign is targeting users of the Zimbra Collaboration email server to steal their login credentials. ESET researchers uncovered a mass-spreading phishing campaign targeting users of the Zimbra Collaboration email server since April 2023. Zimbra Collaboration is an open-core collaborative software platform. The campaign is still ongoing and is targeting a wide range of […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 16, 2023
A massive phishing campaign using QR codes targets the energy sector

A phishing campaign employing QR codes targeted a leading energy company in the US, cybersecurity firm Cofense reported. Starting from May 2023, researchers from Cofense discovered a large-scale phishing campaign using QR codes in attacks aimed at stealing the Microsoft credentials of users from multiple industries One of the organizations targeted by hackers is a […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 09, 2023
EvilProxy used in massive cloud account takeover scheme

Cloud account takeover scheme utilizing EvilProxy hit over 100 top-level executives of global organizations EvilProxy was observed sending 120,000 phishing emails to over a hundred organizations to steal Microsoft 365 accounts. Proofpoint noticed a worrisome surge of successful cloud account compromises in the past five months. Most of the attacks targeted high-ranking executives. The researchers estimated […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2023
Russian APT29 conducts phishing attacks through Microsoft Teams

Russia-linked APT29 group targeted dozens of organizations and government agencies worldwide with Microsoft Teams phishing attacks. Microsoft Threat Intelligence reported that Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT29  (aka SVR group, Cozy Bear, Nobelium, Midnight Blizzard, and The Dukes) carried out Microsoft Teams phishing attacks aimed at dozens of organizations and government agencies worldwide. APT29 along with APT28 cyber espionage group was involved in […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2023
Zero-day in Salesforce email services exploited in targeted Facebook phishing campaign

Experts spotted a spear-phishing Facebook campaign exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Salesforce email services. Researchers from Guardio Labs uncovered a sophisticated phishing campaign exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Salesforce email services and SMTP servers. The phishing campaigns are able to evade conventional detection methods by chaining the Salesforce vulnerability and legacy quirks in Facebook’s web […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 16, 2023
WormGPT, the generative AI tool to launch sophisticated BEC attacks

The WormGPT case: How Generative artificial intelligence (AI) can improve the capabilities of cybercriminals and allows them to launch sophisticated attacks. Researchers from SlashNext warn of the dangers related to a new generative AI cybercrime tool dubbed WormGPT. Since chatbots like ChatGPT made the headlines, cybersecurity experts warned of potential abuses of Generative artificial intelligence (AI) […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2023
Microsoft warns of multi-stage AiTM phishing and BEC attacks

Microsoft researchers warn of banking adversary-in-the-middle (AitM) phishing and BEC attacks targeting banking and financial organizations. Microsoft discovered multi-stage adversary-in-the-middle (AiTM) phishing and business email compromise (BEC) attacks against banking and financial services organizations. In AiTM phishing, threat actors set up a proxy server between a target user and the website the user wishes to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2023
Beware of the new phishing technique “file archiver in the browser” that exploits zip domains

“file archiver in the browser” is a new phishing technique that can be exploited by phishers when victims visit a .ZIP domain. A new phishing technique called “file archiver in the browser” can be used by phishers to “emulate” a file archiver software in a web browser when a victim visits a .ZIP domain. The […]