With the holiday season in full swing, many businesses celebrate and bring in the new year with a gift to charity. It’s a simple act of kindness that benefits the community and helps build brand goodwill. For small businesses, donating to charity can also bring with it a handful of difficulties and potential headaches.
I’ve always been a loner, avoiding crowds as much as possible, but last Friday I found myself in the company of 500 million people. The breach of the personal accounts of Marriott and Starwood customers forced us to join the 34% of U.S. consumers who experienced a compromise of their personal information over the last year.
Biggest phish in the sea? These banks are growing targets
Phishing is the one cybersecurity issue that never seems to go away. Despite the repeated warnings and efforts at raising customer awareness, cyberthieves continue to trick users with fake emails resembling legitimate ones, intended to direct them to a link where thieves can steal their credentials.
Revealed! The biggest phishing spoofed companies and busiest phishing days
Scammers use phishing emails constantly to try and steal your data and your money. They use popular brand names so that we think we are receiving emails from those companies. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the top company brands that scammers use as well as what days of the week scammers like to send these phishing emails.
On Phishing Attacks and the Companies That are Targeted the Most
We at HackerCombat have always been writing about different kinds of phishing attacks and also on how phishing scams are on the rise. The last phishing-related story we had done was about a scam that uses multiple replica sign-in pages to cheat users into giving away their credentials.
Vade Secure has released a new report detailing the brands most commonly targeted by phishers in North America. The Phishers’ Favorites Top 25 list reveals the most commonly spoofed brands in phishing emails detected in Q3, 2018.
Microsoft, Netflix and PayPal Emerge As the Top Targets for Phishing Attacks
Email security provider Vade Secure released another phishing report following the 25 most ‘spoofed’ brands in North America that are imitated in phishing attacks. Amongst them the top three are Microsoft, Netflix and PayPal.
Netflix, PayPal and Microsoft are among the most “spoofed” brands in North America, making them prone to phishing attacks. Bank of America and Wells Fargo are also among the 25 most copied brands online, reports ehackingnews, citing research from Vade Secure.
Phishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top TargetsPhishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top Targets
A new phishing report has been released that keeps track of the top 25 brands targeted by bad actors. Of these brands, Microsoft, Paypal, and Netflix are the top brands impersonated by phishing attacks.
The story of nearly every notable data breach in recent memory begins in pretty much the same way: Once upon a time, someone got spear phished… Whether it’s a government agency or a Fortune 500 company, spear phishing is a serious threat, with losses topping $675 million in 2017 in the US alone.
Facebook hack update: Nearly 30 million users’ data stolen. How to find out if you’re one of them
SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook says 20 million fewer accounts were breached than originally thought in one of the worst security incidents at the giant social network – 30 million instead of 50 million – but attackers made off with sensitive personal information from nearly half of those users that could put them at serious risk.
Venture Technologies Adopts Vade Secure to Protect 20,000 Hosted Email Users from Zero-Day Threats
Venture Technologies is replacing Barracuda Spam Firewall with Vade Secure’s cloud-based email security solution to strengthen protection against zero-day threats, including phishing and malware attacks.
SINET announced the winners of its annual SINET 16 innovation competition. The winning companies represent a range of solution providers that deliver cutting-edge technologies to address cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
Best practices for defending against insider email threats
The Microsoft vulnerability is manifesting itself in a striking set of statistics. Vade Secure research shows that fake Microsoft sites comprised the #1 phishing URL hit in the second quarter of 2018. That’s more than PayPal! Indeed, Microsoft-based phishing attacks have more than quadrupled since the start of the year.
HTG 360, Vade Secure Partner to Strengthen Anti-Phishing Capabilities for Office 365 Clients
Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced today that it has entered into a reseller agreement with HTG 360, a global MSSP serving mid-to-large enterprise clients in industries such as financial services, insurance, and manufacturing.
HTG 360 to Bundle Vade’s New Office 365 Anti-Phishing Tool
To help its customers step up protection against phishing attacks, MSSP HTG 360 will offer a new tool from Vade Secure that integrates natively with Office 365, which has become a prime target of intruders.
HTG 360 Partners with Vade Secure to Strengthen Anti-Phishing Capabilities for Office 365 Clients
Vade Secure has entered into a reseller agreement with HTG 360, a global MSSP serving mid-to-large enterprise clients. Through this partnership, HTG 360 will strengthen its end-to-end security offering with the addition of Vade Secure for Office 365.
ELECTION HACKING: SECURITY UPGRADES ARE TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR 2018 MIDTERMS, AND RACE IS ALREADY ON FOR 2020, EXPERTS SAY
Election experts, cybersecurity experts and those who are overseeing the upcoming midterms have one thing to say about stopping Russian interference in American elections: Forget 2018. It’s too late. Focus on 2020.
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – Technology is a tricky thing. While it may feel like we’re so advanced, so many holes remain in our digital security even today. Cyber-security experts gathered at the Data Connectors Conference in Midtown Manhattan to discuss plugging those holes. We asked what they’re most concerned about in 2018. Universally, the answer was targeted attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘7 Minutes’ With Vade Secure’s Chief Solution Architect Adrien Gendre
Email security provider Vade Secure, which recently launched a native, artificial intelligence (AI)-based email security add-on for Office 365, is actively growing its North American channel while taking aim at its competitors like Proofpoint, Mimecast, and Barracuda.
Sen. McCaskill reportedly identified as Russian hacking target as mid-term elections approach
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., an incumbent facing a tight race in the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, has affirmed that Russian hackers are attempting to interfere with her reelection campaign, following an independent forensic analysis identifying her as a target.
LifeLock unsubscribe error unlocks customers’ email address info
Symantec’s ID theft prevention subsidiary LifeLock suffered from some embarrassing optics on Wednesday after it was reported that an error in its e-marketing unsubscribe process left the email addresses of its customers exposed to potential data theft and tampering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.