Microsoft warned of "attempts to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks," but reports quickly began to pin blame on the company.
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Free hosting, free SSL certificate, free subdomains and free anonymizing proxy make Azure a powerful platform for phishing.
Microsoft acknowledged that employees with access to law enforcement request documents have been compromised in a phishing attack. The company would not confirm a culprit.
Hacktivists have been luring Uyghurs and their supporters on Mac OS X to open e-mails with documents exploiting the MS09-027 vulnerability in Microsoft Office, which installs a backdoor allowing remote access.
According to the most recently released comparative review by av-comparatives.org, Opera leads competing browsers in anti-phishing protection. Should you make the switch? Not so fast!
Microsoft has added support for EV certificates and the DMARC standard to Outlook.com in order to make the cloud email service more secure.
Emerging fake antivirus, phishing scams, and signature-based security vulnerabilities are some issues identified on the latest Microsoft operating system.
Facebook has teamed up with Google, Microsoft, and 11 other companies to fight phishing. Over the last 18 months, they have been developing standards to reduce deceptive e-mails.
A working group is pitching a system that will allow providers to authenticate emails better.
Microsoft will prevent people who sign up for Hotmail from using passwords such as '123456' and 'ilovecats' to try to stop spammers and phishers from hijacking accounts
Phishers posing as computer security experts are targeting individuals and businesses to steal money and install malicious software on their computers.In a survey of 7,000 people, 15 percent across the UK, US, Ireland and Canada reported receiving a call from scammers, Microsoft said on Thursday.
A researcher who claims to have reverse engineered the Skype protocol has been accused of enabling 'malicious activities like spamming and phishing', and of infringing on Skype's intellectual property
The Internet Fraud Alert service is providing a clearinghouse where security researchers can report incidents and hand over stolen credentials to financial institutions
In this podcast with Threatpost co-editor Dennis Fisher, I discuss the recent Outlook Web Access phishing attacks, the Microsoft/Adobe patchapalooza and the true extent of the botnet/malware epidemic. Listen here.
Several thousand user account credentials have been posted on a public website as a result of a phishing attack
Microsoft is bringing out the big guns to combat instant message spam and phishing attacks done to users of its Live Messenger network.
The Microsoft report on the profitability of phishing and its associated economic constraints is reminiscent of another illegal enterprise: street-level drug dealing.Microsoft released a report stating that phishing is no where near as profitable as commonly believed.
Phishers make much less from their scams than analysts have estimated, according to research from the software maker
Do phishers actually make money, or is phishing an unprofitable business, scammers lose time and resources into? Taking the economic approach of generalizing how much money phishers make, a recently released study by Microsoft researchers Cormac Herley and Dinei Florencio (A Profitless Endeavor: Phishing as Tragedy of the Commons), states that phishing isn't as profitable as originally thought.
While browser makers keep blacklists of phishing sites that are blocked from public access, industry watchers are divided over the potential benefits of sharing this information