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Press articles about Vade Secure

August 9, 2018

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here’s what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

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August 9, 2018

Further details emerge on sextortion scam that uses your real passwords to deceive you

Last month, we reported on a new form of email scam that uses recipients’ real passwords as proof that their online data has been hacked. As part of the con, blackmailers demand money from the person being scammed, along with threats of releasing a video of their supposed visitation of a porn website if the listed demands aren’t met.

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August 8, 2018

Inside Dropbox and Microsoft Office phishing attacks | Salted Hash, Ep. SC03

Today on Salted Hash, we’re going to look at a phishing attack that targeted me directly. It’s got a few interesting elements, including a weak attempt to spoof an HTTPS connection, and a sort of hybrid lure, which starts as Dropbox but ends at Microsoft Office.

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August 6, 2018

Phishers’ Favorite Brands to Spoof

Phishers are always looking for a better brand to spoof and improve their success rates. They’re quick to switch out brands to keep their bait fresh, too. Keeping the tally of their favorites in a given period may afford insights into attack trends, but the better protection may be in identifying how they pick their favs to predict which brands they’ll likely target next. Armed with this data, predictive analytics may become the next top defensive maneuver against phishing attacks.

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July 18, 2018

Microsoft Moves Up As Phishers’ Favorite Target for Brand Spoofing

Researchers compiled a list of the most common brands to impersonate by detecting and analyzing new phishing URLs. Microsoft is cybercriminals’ favorite brand to impersonate in phishing attacks, following a 57% increase in phishing URLs detected during Q2 2018, Vade Secure reports.

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July 18, 2018

Microsoft tops list of brands impersonated by phishers

The number one brand spoofed by phishers in Q2 2018 in North America was Microsoft, says email security company Vade Secure. The company credits the surging of adoption of Microsoft Office 365 for this unfortunate statistic.

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July 18, 2018

MICROSOFT WAS THE NUMBER ONE BRAND SPOOFED BY CYBERCRIMINALS IN Q2 2018

Just in from Vade Secure: Not all hackers are Nigerian Princes. Some pretend to be PayPal. Others are imitating Facebook. But, according to new research from Vade, which provides a predictive email defense solution, the number one brand spoofed by cybercriminals in Q2 2018 was Microsoft.

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July 17, 2018

Microsoft overtakes Facebook as the #1 spoofed brand

Phisherfolk love to try to trick people into thinking they are a major brand in order to get them to reveal passwords or personal data. New research from Vade Secure reveals that in the second quarter of this year Microsoft has supplanted Facebook as the most spoofed brand. The social network drops two places to third, behind perennial phishing favorite PayPal.

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July 3, 2018

Mid-2018 Trend: Ransomware Giving Way to Sophisticated Email-Borne Attacks

After a year riddled by ransomware attacks such as Jaff, Locky, Wannacry and Petrwarp in 2017, 2018 is ushering in a new trend of email-borne threats – such as phishing. Whereas in 2017, cyberattacks exploited software vulnerabilities, today they are based on the vulnerabilities of an employees’ cyber vigilance. It’s becoming more and more complicated for employees to detect a phishing attack in their inbox, whether they’re warned and aware of cyberattacks or not.

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June 26, 2018

Vade Secure Office 365 Email Security Tool Targets Channel Partners

Owing to its dominant share of online productivity tools, Microsoft Office 365 is a favorite target with the cyber criminal crowd for email phishing and malware attacks. In response, many organizations have embraced multi-layered approaches to fortify their Office 365 security.

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June 25, 2018

Vade Secure Launches the First Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 25, 2018

Vade Secure Launches Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – June 21, 2018 – Today, Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 22, 2018

Vade Secure Introduces AI-based Email Security Add-on for Office 365

Vade Secure recently launched a new solution for Office 365 customers seeking to improve their protection against spear phishing, malware, and advanced phishing attacks. The Vade Secure for Office 365 email security solution is completely integrated into Office 365, thus delivering offering a native user experience and huge quality filtering accuracy driven by artificial intelligence.

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June 21, 2018

Vade Secure Launches the First Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Vade Secure announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 20, 2018

New tool provides email protection for Office 365

Office 365’s dominant share of the online business tools market has made it a popular target for cybercriminals launching phishing and malware attacks. To offer users extra protection, email security specialist Vade Secure is launching a new solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365 and offers filtering powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 6, 2018

Vade Secure Launches AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Recently, Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced in a press release a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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May 29, 2018

TREATING THE WHOLE EMAIL PATIENT

Cybersecurity and medicine have a lot in common. It’s not accident we refer to certain kinds of malware as viruses. Digital attackers act like pathogens in the human body, finding unprotected paths to invade and infect, spreading and then consuming resources. We liken security measures to both preventive medicine and medical treatment. We talk about security “hygiene.”

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May 25, 2018

PayThink Hackers have built a better way to dupe payment companies

While hackers often employ mass, undifferentiated phishing schemes to trick email recipients into divulging personal information or clicking on links that download malware, some have gotten increasingly sophisticated.

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May 2, 2018

Don’t be phooled: 10 phishing techniques to look out for

In 2016, American businesses suffered half a billion dollars a year in losses from phishing attacks with the average cost at $1.6 million each. These numbers are alarming evidence that just one click can cause significant financial and reputational damage to your brand. And since studies show that a staggering 30 percent of phishing emails get opened, it’s no wonder that they consistently rank as the top cyberattack vector.

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May 2, 2018

Don’t Fall for These Top 10 Phishing Email Subject Lines

Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in trying to steal information via phishing emails, according to KnowBe4’s “Top 10 Global Phishing Email Subject Lines for Q1 2018.”. The results are compiled from analyzing data of KnowBe4 users. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

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April 30, 2018

Massive phishing campaign targets half a billion users in Q1 2018

A massive phishing campaign has targeted more than 550 million email users globally since the first quarter of 2018. Vade Secure security researchers first spotted the campaign in early January with a high concentration of impacted email users include the US, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to a recent blog post.

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April 27, 2018

Massive Phishing Attack Launched from High Cost, “Legitimate” Infrastructure

Unlike normal phishing attempts, the IP addresses, servers, and domain names used by the hackers appear to be leased and therefore legitimate. Predictive e-mail defense company Vade Secure said has uncovered a new wave of phishing attacks that targeted 550 million email users globally in Q1 of 2018, pushing incidents of phishing past malware attacks on its trackers.

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April 27, 2018

Campaign Delivers Over 550 Million Phishing Emails in Q1 of 2018

New Phishing Campaign Targets Bank Accounts. The purpose of the phishing attack is to steal users’ bank account details. Targeted users are lured by offers about coupons or discounts in exchange for taking part in a quiz or online contest. Typically, the phishing emails attempt to fool users by representing popular brands, streaming services and telecom operators, depending on the country of the targeted users.

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April 26, 2018

New Phishing Attack Targets 550M Email Users Worldwide

In an attempt to steal financial data, the attack bribes users with coupons in exchange for taking an online quiz.
A new phishing campaign was discovered sending more than 550 million emails within the first quarter of 2018, according to data from Vade Secure. The threat was discovered in early January and has primarily hit users in the US, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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April 26, 2018

PHISHING ATTACK: NEW WAVE TARGETS 550 MILLION EMAIL USERS GLOBALLY

Vade Secure has discovered a new phishing attack, representing more than 550 million emails sent since Q1 2018. The phishing attack attempts to steal users’ bank account details by offering them a coupon or discount in exchange for participating in a quiz or online contest.

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April 26, 2018

Overnight Cybersecurity

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re a consumer, a techie or a D.C. lifer, we’re here to give you …

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April 26, 2018

Massive phishing campaign targets half a billion users in the first quarter 2018

Vade Secure security researchers first spotted the campaign in early January with a high concentration of impacted email users include the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to a recent blog post.

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February 20, 2018

M3AAWG Commends U.S. Homeland Security for Adopting Online Anti-Abuse Technologies to Protect Users

Providing increased protection for people who use email and websites to communicate with the U.S. government, most federal civilian agencies have begun to adopt additional anti-abuse technologies outlined in a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security directive. The DHS will be recognized for this progress when its chief cybersecurity official presents the keynote address at the M3AAWG 42nd General Meeting in San Francisco tomorrow.

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November 09, 2017

Vade Secure Closes $12M, Advances Email Security with Artificial Intelligence

Vade Secure, a leader in predictive email defense, closed a $12 million funding round to accelerate international growth and continue innovation. The deal was coordinated and led by ISAI and its Growth Equity Fund team. Vade Secure also announced a new email product: Vade Secure for Office 365. This product will protect Microsoft Office 365 users from phishing, malware, and ransomware.

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November 29, 2017

M3aawg recommends adding new email header to mitigate list bomb attacks from subscription sign-up forms

Noticing an increase in “list bomb” activity, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group is recommending all blogs and websites with a newsletter or sign-up form add a new header to their verification emails that will help identify and disrupt these attacks. The assault tactic is often used to hide security alerts of illicit activities or to prevent someone, such as a journalist, from receiving vital information.

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February 21, 2017

Interpol’s Michael Moran receives 2017 M3aawg litynski award; urges industry to improve defenses against child abuse materials

Michael “Mick” Moran, who has helped rescue thousands of child abuse material victims since he started working in the field in 1997, challenged the internet industry to do more to protect innocent children as he received the 2017 M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award today. Moran, assistant director of INTERPOL’s Vulnerable Communities Unit, was honored at the 39th general meeting of the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group for his personal commitment to this challenging work and for fostering international cooperation to fight online exploitation.

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October 4, 2017

German law enforcement officials receive 2017 M3aawg j.d. falk award for initiating global takedown of avalanche malware platform

M3AAWG honored two German law enforcement officials today for their work in developing the global public/private collaboration that shutdown a massive malware offensive infecting computers in 189 countries and costing victims over $6 million in ransomware payments. Lower Saxony Chief Police Inspector Jörn Bisping and Senior Prosecutor Frank Lange received the 2017 M3AAWG J.D. Falk Award from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working group for spearheading worldwide efforts to dismantle the criminalized Avalanche platform.

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May 4, 2017

Latin american and caribbean anti-abuse working group to collaborate with lacnic and M3aawg to fight online threats

The Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group (LACNOG) has chartered a new working group to serve as a regional voice in the global anti-abuse community. The new LAC Anti-Abuse Working Group (LAC-AAWG) will convene experts from regional network operator communities and the global Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group to encourage industry dialogue, develop recommendations and advance best practices for safeguarding online activities.

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April 4, 2017

M3aawg issues new papers explaining password security, multifactor authentication, encryption use and ddos safeguards; announces 2017 leadership and committee chairs

Addressing current threats such as DDoS attacks and Internet of Things security, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group has released five new best practices papers and created new special interest groups to develop cybersecurity approaches that will help protect end-users. The organization also announced its 2017 leadership and committee chairs who are responsible for supporting the group’s ongoing collaborative efforts and identifying new areas of online vulnerability.

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July 13, 2016

Vade Retro Technology Takes on a New Identity and Becomes… Vade Secure

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vade Retro, the leader in anti-phishing, anti-spear phishing and anti-malware heuristic filtering has experienced a record growth in 2015. Over 300 million email accounts worldwide, in more than 76 countries, are using security and smart classifying technologies from Vade Retro.

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February 22, 2016

Boosted by Leading Anti-PHISHING Technology, Vade Retro Continues Record Growth

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vade Retro, a privately-held, global leader in Anti-phishing solutions, announced today a record growth of revenue in 2015 supporting more than 250 million email accounts around the world exceeding a 67% year over year growth. These companies rely on Vade Retro’s protection software for anti-phishing, anti-spear phishing, anti-malware & anti-spam and intelligent email classification.

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