Cybersecurity Weekly: Password phishing via BitB, current events phishing scams and increased need for cyber pros

March 28, 2022 by Ryan Miner

BitB phishing for credentials gets past even experts, a big bet to kill the password for good and a massive unmet demand for technical cybersecurity pros. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. A password phishing site that can trick even savvy users

Just when you thought you’d seen every phishing trick out there, BitB comes along. Browser In The Browser (BITB) Attack, a new phishing technique that allows stealing credentials that even a web professional can’t detect.
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2. Email phishing scams prey on tax season, crisis in Ukraine

Researchers on Wednesday reported on phishing emails tied to current events, especially the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the upcoming tax season deadline next month.
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3. A Big Bet to Kill the Password for Good

After a decade of work, the FIDO Alliance says it’s found the missing piece in the bridge to a password-free future.
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4. Pandemic Leaves Firms Scrambling for Cybersecurity Specialists

Companies have trouble retaining workers, with almost two-thirds of business reporting unfilled positions and massive unmet demand for technical cybersecurity professionals, study shows.
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5. Tech support fraud is still very much alive, says latest FBI report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report. In 2021, IC3 continued to receive a record number of complaints from the American public: 847,376 reported complaints, which was a 7% increase from 2020, with potential losses exceeding $6.9 billion.
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Posted: March 28, 2022
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