QR codes

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2024
Insurance scams via QR codes: how to recognise and defend yourself

Threat actors can abuse QR codes to carry out sophisticated scams, as reported by the Italian Postal Police in its recent alert. As is well known, QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can be read with a smartphone or other hand-held device. They are widely used to access information, services, or online payments quickly and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 16, 2023
A massive phishing campaign using QR codes targets the energy sector

A phishing campaign employing QR codes targeted a leading energy company in the US, cybersecurity firm Cofense reported. Starting from May 2023, researchers from Cofense discovered a large-scale phishing campaign using QR codes in attacks aimed at stealing the Microsoft credentials of users from multiple industries One of the organizations targeted by hackers is a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2022
Crooks tampering with QR Codes to steal victim money and info, FBI warns

The FBI warns that cybercriminals are using malicious QR codes to steal their credentials and financial info. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a public service announcement (PSA) to warn that cybercriminals are using QR codes to steal their credentials and financial info. QR codes are widely adopted by businesses to facilitate payment. In a classic […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2021
A phishing campaign targets clients of German banks using QR codes

Cofense researchers discovered a new phishing campaign using QR codes targeting German e-banking users in the last weeks. Threat actors continue to use multiple techniques to avoid detection and trick recipients into opening phishing messages, including the use of QR codes. The messages used in a campaign recently discovered by cybersecurity firm Cofense use QR codes […]