Jan 22 / Admin

New Scam Alert: Threat actors lure phishing victims with phony salary bumps, bonuses

Cybersecurity Dive reported: 

Multiple threat research firms have uncovered a spate of phishing campaigns targeting professionals with details about salary increases, benefits changes and updated employee handbooks.

Email subject lines and messages contained information about pay raises, missing timesheets, password resets, above-limit expense claim figures and corporate cybersecurity training, according to Proofpoint’s threat research team.

The turn of a calendar year typically coincides with multiple HR-related updates for professionals. This period of heightened HR activity regarding benefits, compensation and annual reviews also creates a window for threat actors to initiate social-engineering campaigns.

Read more in the original article here.

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