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Tax Season: Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and Trojans. Oh My!

Tax season is always a prime time for phishing attacks. People are easily influenced by IRS branding and counterfeit web pages. Just a few weeks ago we wrote about a spear phishing attack where hackers obtained W-2s from a range of business sectors through a business email compromise scam. In the short period of time [...]

LinkedIn Phishing Scam: Motives Unclear, but Still a Threat

We seem to write about a new phishing or spear phishing scam every day. This latest LinkedIn scam has all of the classic signs of phishing. It comes from a suspicious sender, has bad grammar, and even uses an urgent call to action to scare victims into clicking the link. A link that appears to [...]

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! [...]

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, [...]

Soft Target Phishing: Mass Spear Phishing has Arrived

There is no denying that phishing is a huge problem that is continuing to grow. In just the first quarter of 2016, 6.3 million phishing emails were sent out, a 789% increase from the last quarter of 2015. Among those emails, a shocking 93% contained ransomware. Between the last quarter of 2015 and the first [...]

Holiday Phishing Attacks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for cybercriminals who utilize the holiday season as a stage for a variety of phishing attacks. With everyone receiving tons of emails daily, cybercriminals can easily sneak into your inbox. Up to 80% of people fall for the holiday scams which make it to their inbox, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Phishing Protection: The latest Dropbox phishing scam

Phishing protection is essential for every company. At this point most people (and spam filters) can identify the obvious “Nigerian Prince” style scams, but things are getting more complicated. Hackers are more advanced than ever and standard email phishing protections can no longer keep up with these sophisticated attacks. A recent Dropbox phishing scam proves [...]

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 [...]