Students Warned Of New ‘Phishing’ Scam

Following the news about the students being warned of a new phishing scam claiming to offer an educational grant in a bid to steal bank details? Chris Czub, Security Researcher at Duo Labs commented below.

Chris Czub, Security Researcher at Duo Labs:
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“Phishing’s continued efficiency and prevalence reveals a widespread lack of solid security fundamentals. While high profile breaches have driven more organizations to become concerned about their information security, they still don’t have the expertise or guidance to implement basic mitigations against phishing, such as two-factor authentication.

The persistence of phishing coupled with widespread BYOD policies means that organizations need to focus more heavily on effective and easily deployed mitigations. Using two-factor authentication can lessen the impact of credential theft via phishing, along with the education of students and staff in how to identify a suspicious email.”