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Cisco Talos researchers say the backdoor is installed as a service and constantly contacts its command and control (C&C) to receive commands. [Read More]
The iOS 15 makeover also includes patches for at least 22 documented security vulnerabilities, some serious enough to expose iPhone and iPad users to arbitrary code execution attacks. [Read More]
Focused on credential harvesting, attackers have targeted the governments of at least 7 countries since spring 2020, with 15 phishing pages still active. [Read More]
Endpoint security platform Kolide gets a fresh round of capital from venture capital investors. [Read More]
Google announced plans to support the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund in launching its Managed Audit Program to review critical open source projects. [Read More]
The patch comes exactly one week after the Redmond, Wash. software giant acknowledged the CVE-2021-40444 security defect and confirmed the existence of in-the-wild exploitation via booby-trapped Microsoft Office documents. [Read More]
Google joins Apple and Microsoft in warning about zero-day flaws being exploited in the wild. This time the target is the popular Google Chrome browser. [Read More]
Apple ships fixes for a pair of iOS and macOS security defects alongside a warning that these issues belong in the “actively exploited” zero-day category. [Read More]
Hackers leaked online credentials stolen from 87,000 VPN devices, affecting roughly 22,500 victims worldwide, including nearly 3,000 in the United States. [Read More]
Tenable makes its priciest acquisition to date and expands its product portfolio with capabilities to detect security problems in code before they become operational security risks. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Phishing

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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.
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?