Spear Phishing – Targeted Attacks

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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! [...]

Spear Phishing in the News

Spear phishing scams and major hacking operations were some of the biggest news stories in 2016. Voter databases were hacked during the election and even a major transportation agency had a breach. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down in the new year. Just as we were leaving 2016 behind, three more [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:27:26+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Spear Phishing - Targeted Attacks|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Small Server, Big Trouble: DNC Hack Reveals Risks of Spear Phishing in Non-Profits

Hacking is more than a nuisance. It’s more than just a legal liability or a public relations problem. If the events of the last few weeks are any indication, hacking might have a say about whose fingers will be on the button to launch America's 1900 hydrogen bombs. A quick recap: More than one malicious [...]

By | 2017-11-08T08:40:04+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Spear Phishing - Targeted Attacks|0 Comments