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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 [...]

Phishing Awareness Training: 8 Things Your Employees Should Understand

Over 90% of all network breaches are caused by, or include, a phishing attack. What can you do to protect your organization? We recommend that you start with technical measures like our email security suite, but that’s not the only step you should take. No system is 100% effective and your employees can also put [...]

Understanding the Business Email Compromise (BEC) Threat

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a serious matter. This email-borne hacking technique presents a radically more sophisticated version of the age-old “Nigerian Prince” scam. BEC targets businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments to foreign entities. According to the FBI, the attacker uses a phishing approach, “Compromising legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or [...]

Phishing Attacks Can Come From Anywhere

The proliferation of social media and cloud based tools in everyone’s business and personal lives means that an ever-increasing percentage of your inbox is filled with emails that were generated from these disparate platforms. In addition to emails from Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter, many people receive a steady stream of notifications from project management tools, [...]

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