10 real and famous cases of social engineering attacks

Woman searching for famous social engineering attacks

10 real and famous cases of social engineering attacks Social engineering is the tactic behind some of the most famous hacker attacks. It’s a method based on research and persuasion that is usually at the root of spam, phishing, and spear phishing scams, which are spread by email. The purpose of social engineering attacks is, […]

Sextortion scam demands USD 2000 to not “ruin your life”

Woman looking at photo threatens hacker in a sextortion scheme

Sextortion scam demands USD 2000 to not “ruin your life” Sextortion campaigns continue to flood email boxes of several people. These scams generally have the same modus operandi. To understand how this type of threat works, check out the example of a sextortion scam that was detected by Gatefy’s email security solution. In the scam, […]

11 real and famous cases of malware attacks

Famous cases of malware attacks victims

11 real and famous cases of malware attacks Many cases of famous hacker attacks use malware at some point. For example, first, the cybercriminal can send you a phishing email. No attachment. No links. Text only. After he gains your trust, in a second moment, he can send you a malicious attachment, that is, malware […]

Phishing email: you received invoice from DocuSign

DocuSign phishing email try to steal your data from a malicious URL

Phishing email: you received invoice from DocuSign The pandemic boosted the contract and digital signature market, or e-signature. A good example was the growth of DocuSign: the total revenue of the company that provides digital document signing tools was USD 382.9 million, an increase of 53% for the year, according to its third quarter financial […]

Gatefy detects advanced email attack using Word file as a bait

Word file as bait in advanced email attack

Gatefy detects advanced email attack using Word file as a bait Gatefy’s security team detected and mapped a malicious email attack involving a dangerous Microsoft Word file as a bait. The attack is quite sophisticated and uses a persuasive approach to social engineering coupled with technology, which makes detection based on traditional approaches difficult. At […]

Sextortion scam by allegedly WannaCry hacker group

A possible member from the wannacry hacker group

Sextortion scam by allegedly WannaCry hacker group “We know that you adore ad0lt sites and we know about your sexual addictions. You have a very interesting and sp3cial taste (you understand what I mean)”. This is an excerpt from a malicious message intercepted by Gatefy’s email protection. The email is a sextortion scam, a type […]

10 real and famous cases of BEC (Business Email Compromise)

Men hand shaking in one of the potential business email compromise cases

10 real and famous cases of BEC (Business Email Compromise) BEC (Business Email Compromise) scams have been a major concern for businesses and governments. In this type of attack, cybercriminals aim to trick and persuade employees to take a specific action, such as making a wire transfer, providing funds to pay for an allegedly new […]

Phishing email: increase the storage capacity of your email account

Real phishing email showing message to increase mail quota

Phishing email: increase the storage capacity of your email account A dangerous email phishing attack is circulating on the web. It says that your email account’s storage capacity or quota is running out. To free up more space, you must click on a malicious link. The threat was detected and blocked by Gatefy’s secure email […]

I know you’re a pedophile, says malicious email

Woman covering eyes to a malicious email extorting money claiming pedophile

I know you’re a pedophile, says malicious email “I know you are a pedophile.” This is the subject of a malicious email that was detected by Gatefy’s email protection solution. It’s another sextortion scam. As you can see, the message recipient is accused of pedophilia. The most interesting thing to note is that the message […]

Is it an investment opportunity or an email scam?

Man using mask to 'invest' or better saying, apply email scam

Is it an investment opportunity or an email scam? Gatefy’s email security solution has detected a new variation of a phishing scam that uses email spoofing. This time the cybercriminal tries to impersonate a consulting firm by saying he has a “potential investment opportunity.” To increase the credibility of the scam and deceive more people, […]