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Malware, Phishing

Bad security hygiene still a major risk for enterprise IT networks

April 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Unpatched vulnerabilities, along with growing network and application complexity pose an ongoing security risk which could threaten the security of enterprise IT networks. Analyzing the biggest security findings over the past year, Keysight has released the third annual security report […]


Email security, Phishing

New, Improved BEC Campaigns Target HR and Finance

April 5, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Spearphishing campaigns from new and established business email compromise (BEC) gangs are stealing from companies using multiple tactics. A wave of business email compromise (BEC) campaigns targeting direct-deposit payroll information demonstrate once again that sophisticated technical skills aren’t necessary when […]


Phishing

Encrypted attacks growing steadily, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting non-standard ports

March 27, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

In 2018, SonicWall recorded the decline of cryptojacking, but more ransomware, highly targeted phishing, web application attacks and encrypted attacks. The company’s annual threat report, compiled based on threat intelligence obtained from 1+ million sensors around the world, marks a: […]


Phishing

2017 Cisco WebEx flaw increasingly leveraged by attackers, phishing campaigns rise

March 25, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Network attacks targeting a vulnerability in the Cisco Webex Chrome extension have increased dramatically. In fact, they were the second-most common network attack, according to WatchGuard Technologies latest Internet Security Report for the last quarter of 2018. The vulnerability was […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Google took down 2.3 billion bad ads in 2018, including 58.8M phishing ads

March 18, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google revealed that it took down 2.3 billion bad ads in 2018, including 58.8 million phishing ads for violation of its policies. Google introduced 31 new ads policies in 2018, aiming at protecting users from scams and other fraudulent activities […]


Phishing, Spam

ThreatList: Phishing Attacks Doubled in 2018

March 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Scammers used both older, tested-and-true phishing tactics in 2018 – but also newer tricks, such as fresh distribution methods, according to a new report. Phishing attempts more than doubled in 2018, as bad actors sought to trick victims into handing […]


Phishing, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Researchers expose massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns with 250 million downloads

March 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Check Point Research has uncovered two massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns, which have already had over 250 million downloads combined globally. Both target mobiles using Android, and exploit the mobile app development supply chain to infect devices and […]


Phishing

Businesses need to rethink security priorities due to shifting trends

March 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

One shift in attacks that businesses should be aware of is the rapid growth of cryptocurrency mining, which increased 237 percent, according to the 2018 Security Roundup Report by Trend Micro. Overall, attacks that capitalize on the human desire to […]


Malware, Phishing

Enterprises are blind to over half of malware sent to their employees

March 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As the use of SSL grows to the point where it’s the standard protocol, cybercriminals are increasingly using encryption to conceal and launch attacks. This has become possible because SSL certificates, which used to be difficult to obtain, are now […]


Network security, Phishing

When Combating Emerging Social Media At’tacks, Don’t Try to Swim Against the Current

February 27, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

The greatest threats to the enterprise are often those that use social engineering to extract information or data from employees. For threat actors, this tactic rarely requires any technical know-how, so the barrier to entry is low. To make matters […]