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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1783 Phishing-as-a-service is making it easier than ever for hackers to steal your data
Phishing is already the easiest way for hackers to steal data and it's getting even easier thanks to the rise of organised criminal groups on the dark web offering phishing-as-a-service schemes to budding cybercriminals and ever-lowering the cost of entry.

According to cybersecurity researchers, this approach to phishing is about a quarter of the cost and twice as profitable as traditional unmanaged -- and labour intensive -- phishing campaigns and follows in the footsteps of other cybercrime-as-a-service campaigns.

The 'Phishing made easy' report from Imperva's Hacker Intelligence Initiative details how a Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) store on the Russian black market offers a "complete solution for the beginner scammer" including databases of emails, templates of phishing scams, and a backend database to store stolen credentials.
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#1784 Phishing made easy: Time to rethink your prevention strategy? (PDF)
#1783 Phishing-as-a-service is making it easier than ever for hackers to steal your data
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#1781 Hackers gamify DDoS attacks with collaborative platform
#1780 Critical vulnerability patched in Roundcube webmail
#1779 Backdoor accounts found in 80 Sony IP security camera models
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