We are all familiar with phishing attacks through email, aiming to steal personal information, credit card details, passwords and identities. But besides these well-known techniques there are also new phishing strategies you might not notice at first glimpse that are becoming increasingly popular. These cyberattacks have been detected in the past couple of weeks in Israel, Europe and the United States, threatening users despite their regular security and anti-virus measures.

Liron Barak, CEO and co-founder of BitDam. Photo: BitDam

 

1. A delayed delivery cyber attack: Getting a message or an email from DHL, UPS, or Israel Postal Company can be a clever trap. Hackers use this method to make people share their credit card details, claiming that paying a small fee will allow the package to be delivered as scheduled. In fact, this is exactly what happened to me. I received a text message from DHL about a package that is delayed by the Israeli Tax…

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