Woburn, MA – August 14, 2018 – Kaspersky Lab’s ‘Spam and Phishing in Q2 2018’ report found that in the second quarter of 2018, the company’s anti-phishing technologies prevented over 107 million attempts to visit phishing pages, of which over one third (35.7%) of attempts were related to financial services, targeting customers via fraudulent banking or payment…

Fake emails targeting Office 365 users via malicious links inserted into SharePoint documents are the latest trick phishers employ to bypass the platform’s built-in security, Avanan researchers warn. The cloud security company says that the phishing attack was leveraged against some 10% of its Office 365 customers in the past two weeks and they believe…

So, you’ve been working all year long and finally decided to go on a nice vacation, taking a couple of weeks away from home, office, and everything else? That’s great! Of course, you don’t want anything at all to go wrong with your hard-earned break. To avoid disappointments — or worse — down the road,…

You know the saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Cybercriminals seem to have taken that truism to heart, because they continue to reuse the same old scams — and they never fail to find victims. Last summer, social media worldwide were flooded with reposts of fake airline giveaways. We covered it at the time,…

Nigerian scammers are targeting Fortune 500 companies, and have already stolen millions of dollars from some of them, IBM Security researchers have found. Their strategy is well known: they take over or impersonate a trusted user’s email account to target companies that conduct international wire transfers, and trick accounts payable personnel into wiring money into…

The employees of insurance companies and non-profit organizations are most likely to fall for phishing attacks, according to a study conducted by security awareness training firm KnowBe4. KnowBe4’s study is based on data collected from six million users across 11,000 organizations. The company has tested users at three stages: before any awareness training, after 90…

My fellow 90s gamers will remember LAN parties — the original connected gaming — and playing Counter-Strike and Half-Life in Internet cafés. For many, Counter-Strike was our introduction to multiplayer gaming. Then, in the early 2000s, a game called World of Warcraft changed everything. I had never seen so many people on the same server before! It was a new world,…

Facebook announced on Wednesday the introduction of a new security feature designed to help users check if the emails they receive are legitimate or if they have been sent by cybercriminals. When it detects a suspicious login attempt or a password change, Facebook notifies users by sending them an email from the Facebookmail.com domain. Cybercriminals…