The APWG is reporting in its latest Global Phishing Survey: Trends and Domain Name Use study that an increasing number of brands and their users have been targeted by phishers.
MailPile, the open-source web-mail client with user-friendly encryption that has proved to be a hit with the Indiegogo crowd, has been slapped with some bad news: PayPal has frozen the project's PayPal account, and therefore blocked their access to roughly $45,000 of the $135,000 they have raised.
PayPal customers are being targeted with a fake email impersonating the e-payment service, claiming that their account has been put "on hold" and will stay that way until they reset their password: More experienced users will likely identify the email as malicious and consider it a phishing attempt, but it's not.
A new email spam campaign targeting PayPal users is under way.
When it comes to deploying phishing sites designed to trick mobile users, the great majority of cyber criminals opts for targeting those who engage in e-banking and e-commerce via their mobile devices.