Half of All Phishing Attacks in 2016 Targeted Financial Data

Fully 47.48 percent of all phishing attacks last year were aimed at stealing victims’ money, a 13.14 percent increase over 2015, according to Kaspersky Labs’ Financial Cyberthreats in 2016 report. Of almost 155 million attempts to visit phishing pages that Kaspersky detected in 2016, just under half were attempts to visit pages designed to steal financial […]

Verizon: Most Breaches Trace to Phishing, Social Engineering

Ninety percent of data breaches seen by Verizon’s data breach investigation team have a phishing or social engineering component to them. Not coincidentally, one of the hottest commodities on underground or dark web marketplaces are credentials, which attackers can use to log into enterprises and make it appear that they’re legitimate users. Read about the […]

Half Of All Phishing Attacks Aim To Steal Your Money

Kaspersky Lab released their analysis of the financial threat landscape in 2016, finding that almost half of all phishing attacks registered in 2016 by Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection technologies were aimed at stealing their victim’s money. Robert Capps, VP of Business Development at NuData Security commented below. Read what Robert Capps of NuData Security has […]

Social Media Phishing Rose 500% in 2016 Q4: Proofpoint

Throughout 2016, social media phishing attacks have climbed 500%, a new Proofpoint research reveals. The data includes cases of angler phishing, where attackers intercept customer support channels on social media in their attempt to steal people’s credentials, which proved to be the most common among financial services, but also entertainment accounts. Read about the new […]

Social Media Phishing Attacks Soar 500%

Social media phishing attacks jumped by a massive 500% in Q4, driven by a huge increase in fraudulent accounts including many posing as customer support for big name brands, according to Proofpoint. Read about the Proofpoint’s Q4 2016 Threat Summary and Year in Review report which reveals that social media phishing attacks soared by 500 […]

Can you spot the phish?

Cloud collaboration software provider Diligent recently conducted an online survey of 2,000 U.S. internet users to test their security savvy. 76% of survey respondents passed the phishing test, but that isn’t the whole story. Here are some of Diligent’s other findings: Read more about the new research by Diligent which reveals that nearly 68% of respondents […]

The Evolution of Phishing

Read Yasin Soliman take a look at how phishing has evolved over the years on Tripwire : If you’ve got an email account or social media profile, it’s likely you’ve come across phishing of some kind before. In a sentence, phishing is the fraudulent attempt to steal personal information by social engineering: the act of […]

Top data breach trends in 2016 — Phishing, skimming rise; hacking holds ground

When news broke in December of a massive data breach at Yahoo, it was met with a collective “This, again? Didn’t they just report a breach?” The company had, in fact, reported a record-breaking breach of 500 million user accounts three months earlier, but it was dwarfed by the December breach, which impacted over 1 […]

Phishing Services Reap Twice The Profit For Attackers

Attackers tap the cloud to reduce costs and increase efficiency of their phony and malicious emails, according to a new Imperva study. Everything else has gone to the cloud, so why not faux emails and their malicious payloads? That’s the upshot of a study released this week that points to cloud-based, “phishing-as-a-service” (PhaaS),” as a more lucrative […]

Can the Phishing Menace be Reined in?

Phishing is the starting point for most data breaches. People are the weakest link to an organization’s security posture. Current approaches to controlling the proliferation of phishing have shown no signs of success. Imperva advocates the widespread use of Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) to prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to compromised servers and launching phishing […]