When looking at all the different ways that hackers can threaten networks and enterprises, flashy incidents like ransomware scams often come to mind. But a relatively new kind of attack called business email compromise (BEC) has taken the lead in both frequency and overall damage, quickly becoming public enemy number one. According to the FBI’s…

Entrust Datacard released the findings of its survey which highlights the critical need to address data security challenges for employees working from home as a result of the pandemic based on responses from 1,000 US full-time professionals. As social distancing mandates took effect in March 2020, employers found themselves in a massive remote work experiment,…

Attackers are using this time of crisis to go after victims with targeted campaigns. The biggest threats are phishing attacks related to COVID-19. Attackers are also setting up COVID-19-related domain names and enticing people to click on them. Anomali recently released a report that identified at least 15 distinct COVID-19-related campaigns associated with 11 threat…

Smishing definition Smishing is a cyberattack that uses misleading text messages to deceive victims. The goal is to trick you into believing that a message has arrived from a trusted person or organization, and then convincing you to take action that gives the attacker exploitable information (like bank account login credentials, for example) or access…

Between late March and mid-April 2020, IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) uncovered a phishing campaign targeting small businesses that appears to originate from the U.S. Government Small Business Administration (SBA.gov). The emails, which contain subjects and attachments related to the need for small businesses to apply for disaster relief loans or provide…

The only thing worse than getting hit with a cyberattack is getting hit with a cyberattack and not having a strong security incident response plan in place. Sophisticated Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks are typically aimed at high-value targets like credit card companies, banks, retailers, healthcare facilities and hotel chains that store large volumes of…

Apple was the brand most commonly used in spoofing attacks during the first quarter of 2020, when 10% of all brand phishing attempts related to the tech giant, researchers report. Check Point’s “Brand Phishing Report” for the first quarter of 2020 highlights the brands that cybercriminals most frequently imitate to steal personal and financial data….

As US citizens wait for President Trump’s final decision about whether quarantine will be over by Easter, malware peddlers have already “decided”: quarantine will be prolonged until August 2020. Phishing emails point to malware Researchers with anti-phishing startup Inky have spotted two phishing emails purportedly coming from the White House, “signed” by President Trump. Both…