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Phishing Attacks - Popular holiday-themes

The PhishMe blog was recently discovered and highlights key attack methods used during the holidays 

http://phishme.com/popular-holiday-themed-phishing-attacks/

http://phishme.com/category/blog/

QUOTE: The holidays are a busy time for everyone… especially for hackers trying to phish your employees. Phishing is most effective when it exploits human emotions—fear, greed, anxiousness, curiosity, compassion, getting a good deal—and the holidays tend to bring these emotions out more than other times of the year. Which tactics should you train your employees look out for?

Holiday e-card
Product or Service Online Discounts
Holiday sales/discounts/deals
Spoofed holiday party invitations
Holiday party info/registration
Fake Package Delivery Notifications
Package delivery/update notification
Year end: PTO balance notification
Unfiled expense reports
Urgent year-end deadline/requirements
Fake Charity fundraisers
Travel notifications