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Texas man found guilty of hacking into the Los Angeles Superior Court computer system and abusing it to send phishing emails was sentenced to 145 months in federal prison. [Read More]
The Iranian state-sponsored threat actor known as Charming Kitten employed new spear-phishing methods in a recent campaign. [Read More]
An analysis of more than 2.2 billion emails between April and June (Q2) 2019 exposes the current tactics, techniques and targets of contemporary attackers. [Read More]
A large number of spam messages recently sent by the same botnet were observed featuring randomized headers and even different templates, with some emails resembling phishing. [Read More]
A threat actor referred to as POISON CARP has targeted senior members of Tibetan groups via WhatsApp for around six months. [Read More]
Smarter phishing campaigns are popping up as cybercriminals leverage emerging technologies and tools like spoofing, automation, machine learning and social engineering. [Read More]
A Magecart threat actor has compromised the websites of two hotel chains to inject scripts targeting Android and iOS users. [Read More]
An SMS phishing attack against many modern Android phones could route all internet traffic through a proxy controlled by the attacker. [Read More]
A recently observed phishing campaign targeting victims’ private email addresses has adopted a multi-stage approach in an attempt to avoid raising suspicion. [Read More]
A series of targeted attacks is attempting to exploit Remote File Inclusion (RFI) vulnerabilities to deploy phishing kits, Akamai warns. [Read More]

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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.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
We should be thinking about how users work, what they do and how it affects the security posture of the business, but does security really start with them?
Devon Kerr's picture
If phishing attacks slip past the first line of defense, security teams need to be able to identify suspicious activity and stop it before hackers can learn enough about their enterprise to execute a full attack.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Even organizations with the most robust defense solutions and advanced automated technologies cannot effectively combat threats such as BEC without the adequate support and nuanced expertise of humans.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Even though I've been analyzing malware for the past 20 years, I do understand that internet security is not merely a technical problem, but also a business problem.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
DMARC is an email authentication standard designed to eliminate phishing and other types of attack that use spoofing to misrepresent an email sender identity.
Jack Danahy's picture
Is the appropriate response to blame the victim when increasingly sophisticated attacks and the rise in credential thefts are making any user’s goal of protecting themselves much more difficult?