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WordPress Database Upgrade Phishing Campaign

WordPress Database Upgrade Phishing Campaign

We have recently been notified of phishing emails that target WordPress users. The content informs site owners that their database requires an update and looks like this:

The email’s appearance resembles that of a legitimate WordPress update message, however the content includes typos and uses an older messaging style. Another suspicious item in the content is the deadline. WordPress wouldn’t define deadlines without a valid explanation, and hosting providers wouldn’t either (if you believed the email was from them).

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Google and Facebook Used in Phishing Campaigns

Google and Facebook Used in Phishing Campaigns

We’ve all seen sketchy looking emails or texts with malicious links to click on. There are still people who fall for these more obvious types of scams, however, phishing scam messages are designed to be deceiving. They use methods that appear valid or of some urgent matter, encouraging its victim to hand over their data.

Phishing Campaigns

Phishing attempts happen in many ways, such as:

  • deceptive email campaigns,
  • suspicious SMS alerts (called smishing),
  • fake websites designed to look and sound authentic, and more.

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Sundog IT: Ready for tax season phishing scams?

Sundog IT: Ready for tax season phishing scams?

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Sundog IT: The importance of HTTPS

Sundog IT: The importance of HTTPS

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