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The black market for IP addresses is thriving given that a cybercriminal stealing a large IP address block can generate thousands of dollars per month. [Read More]
Hackers breached the systems of anti-adblocking service PageFair and used the access to deliver malware [Read More]
A new piece of malware dubbed Brolux has been used to target online banking users in Japan. Chinese cybercriminals could be behind the attacks. [Read More]
The news that Raytheon is acquiring Websense has been leveraged by malicious actors to target Websense employees with malware-carrying emails. [Read More]
PhishMe, a company that helps organizations teach security awareness by educating employees on how to identify Phishing attacks, has raised $13 million in Series B funding. [Read More]
Sending spoofed emails from .gov domains allows spammers to bypass SPF/DKIM email verification systems. [Read More]
Cybercriminals use phishing emails and CSRF exploits to hijack routers in Brazil and redirect victims to fake banking websites. [Read More]
Researchers at Cisco have come across a campaign in which malicious actors sent out bogus Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) emails in an effort to trick corporate users into installing a piece of malware. [Read More]
By analyzing manual hijacking cases that occurred at Google between 2011 and 2014, researchers determined that there are only 9 incidents per million Google users per day. [Read More]
Phishers continue to turn to shared virtual server hacking, APWG reports. [Read More]

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Johnnie Konstantas's picture
While most of us aren’t asking for it, chances are high that we, too, have been—or will become—victims of a cyber attack.
Alastair Paterson's picture
While you may understand the risks that come from the use of social media, what options do you have to protect your organization against them?
Bill Sweeney's picture
As data moves online, social engineering techniques have become far more personalized, technologically advanced and ultimately successful.
James Foster's picture
Monitoring social media is a daunting task. Enterprises must have risk management plans in place to monitor, identify, combat and remediate social media-based threats.
Torsten George's picture
For all the benefits that social media networks provide, organizations must recognize that they present a double-edged sword when it comes to security.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
For a month, I kept all of my spam, then looked at the subject matter, where it was from and tried to analyze some additional characteristics of the spam.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Social engineering attacks can happen at any time. Here are some strategies you can use to help reduce the chances of a successful social engineering/phishing attack you or your organization.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
What do you do when your organization has been victimized by a phishing attack? If you wait until you are actually under an attack it is too late.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Organizationally, there are things you can do to help avoid becoming a victim, and to minimize damage if you are victimized.