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Spear Phishing for W-2s During Tax Season

The IRS published an urgent alert about a growing spear phishing attack during this year’s tax season. Cybercriminals are stealing W-2s from large organizations to file fraudulent tax returns and steal identities. Although a similar attack appeared last year, this time cybercriminals are raising the stakes by also asking for fraudulent wire transfers and targeting [...]

Meet us at RSA 2017!

Discover the latest technology, learn about new approaches to security, and meet Vade Secure at RSA 2017! RSA is next week from February 13-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Meet us in Moscone North at booth #5014 near the sponsor meeting suites. Are hackers phishing with your brand? Find out at our booth! [...]

Email Security for Microsoft Office 365

Email security is an increasingly important issue as we learn of new breaches occurring every day. This issue is not something to take lightly with the estimated cost of cybercrime to reach $6 TRILLION by 2021. 93% of all network breaches include a phishing or spear phishing attack. Every platform has their own set of [...]

Phishing News: Gmail Phishing Attack

We wish there was a more positive forecast for phishing attacks in 2017, but unfortunately it looks like things are only going to get worse. With millions of phishing emails sent out daily, it should be no surprise that there are new and increasingly-advanced attacks reported by major news sources all the time. This week, [...]

Phishing Attacks: End-of-Year Scams

Unfortunately, Cyber criminals don’t take time off to celebrate the holidays. The holiday season is a prime time for all kinds of phishing attacks. During this time of year, many companies send out open enrollment emails for health insurance and retirement programs, so hackers take advantage by creating their own counterfeit messages to steal credentials [...]

San Francisco MUNI Ransomware: Phishing attack?

The Attack Ransomware software was used Thanksgiving weekend in a massive attack against San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The hard-drive-scrambling ransomware affected more than 2,000 systems including workstations, servers, and ticket machines all across the city’s light-rail system (MUNI). The San Francisco MUNI ransomware attack left a message on ticketing systems that said: “You [...]

Email Protection: The best defense against Brazil’s latest live scam

Email protection is more important than ever as new scams seem to pop up every day. Between the business email compromise (BEC), fake Dropbox login pages, and QR code scams, phishing attacks are occurring all the time. And they are becoming increasingly damaging. Although these scams all seem to be fundamentally different, they all have [...]

Fighting Spear Phishing with Artificial Intelligence

Fighting spear phishing with artificial intelligence is the solution. An email arrives in your work inbox. No big deal. You probably get hundreds of messages every day. You recognize the sender. It’s your work friend Dave. It reads, “Dude, did you see Lebron last night? That was awesome!” You shoot back a quick, “Yes! I [...]

Email Protection: Voter Registration Databases Hacked

The US presidential election will soon be over. Email security and other cybersecurity issues have been making headlines throughout the race. As we near the actual election, there is evidence that multiple states have had their voter registration systems infiltrated. Word 2016 ELECTIONS written on white dices with flag of United States of America [...]

Defending Against Phishing Attacks

There may be no feeling less comfortable in modern life than the moment you panic about clicking on a link that appears to activate something very bad on your device. The five stages of grief follow in a few brief seconds: Anger (How could I be so stupid?) Denial (Maybe it’s nothing…) Bargaining (I promise [...]

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