Phishing is the top threat faced by organizations

Both users and their endpoint devices are the primary target for cyber criminals with phishing being the most prevalent threat according to a new report. The study from research and education specialist the SANS Institute finds security professionals rate phishing at 72 percent, spyware at 50 percent, ransomware at 49 percent, and Trojans at 47 percent […]

No one thinks they’ll fall for a phishing attempt at work — until they do

Read Susan Tompor explain how phishing works on Detroit Free Press : Quite honestly, many of us can only wonder how anyone falls for some incredibly old tricks in the hacking book. Like, really, who sits down at work and opens an attachment connected to a vague request in an e-mail without first questioning whether the […]

Phishing: The basics

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Typically, a phisher sends an e-mail disguised as a legitimate business request. For example, the phisher may pass himself off as a real bank asking its customers to verify financial data. Read the analytical article giving basics of phishing attacks […]

Following These 6 Tips Will Help You Avoid a Macro Phishing Attack

Read Rob Starr list six steps through which companies can avoid macro phishing attacks on Small Biz Trends : Some of the cybersecurity threats small businesses face lurk in the emails employees open everyday. One of the most dangerous forms is called phishing, in which malicious viruses hide in otherwise innocent attachments. That was the […]

EMEA is top source of phishing attacks worldwide – NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Report

Over half (53 per cent) of the world’s phishing attacks originated in EMEA, according to the 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) published by NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group. Read about the new 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) published by NTT Security which reveals that Europe, the Middle East and Africa were […]

Phishing Scams Cost American Businesses Half A Billion Dollars A Year

These days, the FBI devotes a lot of time and effort to cybercrimes, particularly those they refer to as business email compromise scams. BECs are a type of phishing attack in which criminals target businesses that frequently send international wire transfers, and they can involve huge sums of money. A report issued this week by […]

How to stop spear-phishing cold

Read Roger Kay explain how companies can stop spear-phishing attacks on CIO : How do I hack thee?   Let me count the ways. Among others, I hack thee to the depth and breadth and height of a spear-phishing attack (apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning). Read his full article here.

Cyber attack: Latest evidence indicates ‘phishing’ emails not to blame for global hack

Latest evidence suggests “phishing” emails are unlikely to have caused the global cyber attack that wreaked havoc at dozens of NHS trusts and hit hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries. Read about the latest news which reveals that phishing emails were not to blame for the global hack on Telegraph.

What we can learn from the Google Docs hack

Read Rick McElroy’s article about the new phishing attack using Google Docs on CSO Online : An interesting new phishing attack emerged last week, on Google Docs. “The vulnerability was exposed for only about one hour, and a spokesperson told NBC News that it affected ‘fewer than 0.1 percent of Gmail users’ — which would still […]

Battling cyber security’s human condition

Read Marc Laliberte explain how social engineering and human error continue to be the biggest cyber security threat for businesses on Help Net Security : There is no silver bullet when it comes to cyber security. Organizations with multi-million dollar IT budgets still make headlines for being successfully breached, and even government intelligence organizations can’t keep their […]