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Report: Microsoft Uncovers Spear-Phishing Campaign Against Public Sector Orgs, Think Tanks

Report: Microsoft Uncovers Spear-Phishing Campaign Against Public Sector Orgs, Think Tanks - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Microsoft has found that a new spear-phishing campaign that exhibits qualities of previously detected cyber attacks associated with nation-state threat actors homed in on public sector institutions, think tanks and other nonprofit organizations, Politico reported Tuesday. The company said in its blog post published Monday that the hacking campaign also …

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FireEye Study: APT3 Threat Group Targets US Firms with Phishing Email

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FireEye security professionals have found that the China-based APT3 persistent threat group has used an unpatched Adobe Flash Player zero-day bug to launch a spear phishing campaign against multiple U.S. industries, FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes FireEye identified aerospace, defense, construction, engineering, transportation, high-technology and telecommunication companies as the …

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Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

A senior administration official revealed last Monday that the White House endured a spear phishing attack against its non-classified computer systems, Margaret Chadbourn reports for Reuters. The official stated that they often encounter this kind of attack, which stems from fake email messages. According to Chadbourn’s report, the official said …

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FBI: Cyber Crime to Become Top Priority

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently predicted cyber crime will become the agency’s top priority within the next few years. According to a report by Ohio’s WBNS-10TV, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert White said criminals are always finding new ways to exploit victims and businesses, which keeps the U.S. at …

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Ebay Employees Targeted by Spear-Phishing Attack

Romanian authorities have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than $3 million through a series of computer crimes that included phishing attacks targeting eBay employees, The Register reports. Liviu Mihail Concioiu allegedly masterminded two phishing attacks targeting eBay employees. Although it is unknown how many eBay workers fell for …

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