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 […]

Majority of workers blindly open email attachments

The vast majority (82 percent) of users open email attachments if they appear to be from a known contact, despite the prevalence of well-known sophisticated social engineering attacks, according to Glasswall. Of these respondents, 44 percent open these email attachments consistently every time they receive one, leaving organizations vulnerable to data breaches sourced to malicious attachments. […]

Data Breaches: Fear the simple, not the complex

Read why Tom Ball says that phishing attacks may look simple but they are note on Computer Business Review : It can at times seem as though we are all at the mercy of the mysterious, sometimes hooded, hacker figure that has us all under control before we have even tried to protect ourselves. Because […]

Dealing with Phishing and Ransomware the Right Way

Read Anshuman Singh’s article about how companies can deal with phishing and ransomware threats on PC Quest : Both Ransomware and phishing attacks and their various variants – spearphishing/whaling and CEO Fraud/Business Email Compromise (BEC) – are creating havoc across the globe and are major concerns today. According to an IEEE survey of CIO’s and CTO’s […]