Impressive Coinbase Phish (except for that return address)

Threat actors use phishing attacks in order to force their targets to take some action. I recently wrote a post about reporting on CNBC that documented attacks against Coinbase customers with horrific (for the target) results. I received a rather well constructed phish message today allegedly from Coinbase. EMail from supportinhotint@wordfily.com The "Verify my identity" … Continue reading Impressive Coinbase Phish (except for that return address)

School Surveillance of Students Through Laptops May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

My hometown news website recently published an article with the above title authored by University of North Carolina Professor Nir Kshetri. I've never met Professor Kshetri but after reading his essay I posted the following comment. Professor Kshetri is all wrong in his analysis and conclusions regarding monitoring minor students use of district supplied computing … Continue reading School Surveillance of Students Through Laptops May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed

CNBC released reporting about Coinbase users falling victim to phishing attacks and subsequently having their cryptocurrency accounts drained. Image from CNBC's Crypto Nightmare reporting Despite the headline of the reporting "Crypto Nightmare: Hackers hacking Coinbase"; no attack on Coinbase itself is included in the reporting. What actually happened was a cryptocurrency investor with a very … Continue reading Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed