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Slack has started forcing password resets for some workspace owners after the discovery of a security flaw that exposed credentials. [Read More]
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The cryptocurrency division of Robinhood has been slapped with a $30 million penalty for "significant violations" of New York state's cybersecurity and money laundering regulations. [Read More]
VMware patches dangerous security flaw that allows malicious actor with network access to the UI to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate. [Read More]
Cybersleuths at Microsoft discover a link between the recent ‘Raspberry Robin’ USB-based worm attacks and the notorious EvilCorp ransomware operation. [Read More]
In testimony before the the US House Intelligence Committee, security pros at Google and Citizen Lab make fresh calls for a wholesale clampdown on problematic commercial spyware vendors. [Read More]
Redmond's security research teams intercept multiple zero-day attacks attributed to DSIRF, a private cyber mercenary firm operating out of Austria. [Read More]
A global study of 550 organizations finds the average cost of a data breach reaching all-time high of $4.35 million as businesses struggle with ransomware and lack of zero trust principles. [Read More]
Reports say a Greek lawmaker in the European Parliament was targeted with malicious links trying to plant the Predator spyware program. [Read More]
A major security vulnerability in the open source PrestaShop software is being exploited in the wild and approximately 300,000 merchant shops are at risk. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Phishing

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Jeff Orloff's picture
Most organizations rely too heavily on their cybersecurity pros to protect them from threats, ignoring the painful reality that human error is by far the most common cause of security breaches.
Keith Ibarguen's picture
Leveraging humans for detection makes it hard for the attackers to predict whether or not their malicious emails will be identified and using technology to automate response provides scale and speed in resolution.
Torsten George's picture
Vishing is a form of criminal phone fraud, combining one-on-one phone calls with custom phishing sites.
Alastair Paterson's picture
The barriers to entering the field of cybercrime have been significantly lowered, and for modest amounts of money, would-be scammers can buy high-quality phishing tools online.
Torsten George's picture
Most of today’s cyber-attacks are front ended by phishing campaigns. So, what can organizations do to prevent their users from falling for the bait of these attacks?
Laurence Pitt's picture
Many of us are familiar with the two most common types of socially engineered attacks – phishing and spear-phishing – but there are many more to be aware of.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Domain name typo-squatting is an established tactic in the world of cybercrime.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Cybercriminals rely on tried and trusted methods for phishing; as long as there is even a four percent chance that phishing techniques will be successful, they will continue to use them.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
“Evasive phishing" is not a term much heard, but we all will—and need to—start talking a lot more about it than we have in the past.
Alastair Paterson's picture
BEC is becoming increasingly profitable for threat actors as organizations are making it easy for adversaries to gain access to the valuable information that sits within these inboxes.