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CISA warns that the BlackMatter ransomware has targeted multiple critical infrastructure entities in the United States, including organizations in the food industry. [Read More]
Symantec is warning about a threat actor targeting multiple entities in South Asia, with a focus on Afghanistan - for data theft and cyberespionage. [Read More]
With 6,000 out of 30,000 observed clusters of activity, GandCrab emerged as the most active ransomware family wreaking havoc on the Windows ecosystem. [Read More]
The botnet downloads and installs a Monero miner onto the compromised systems and is also capable of installing a rootkit and executing commands. [Read More]
The Linux Foundation has secured a $10 million investment to expand the operations of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). [Read More]
Tech giants Intel and VMware joined the security patch parade this week, rolling out fixes for flaws that expose users to malicious hacker attacks. [Read More]
The Microsoft Patch Tuesday train for October rolled in with fixes for at least 71 Windows security defects and an urgent warning about a newly discovered zero-day cyberespionage campaign. [Read More]
Full video of panel discussion from SecurityWeek's 2021 CISO Forum on navigating software bill of materials (SBOM) and supply chain security transparency. [Read More]
Weir Group says the attack forced it to isolate and shut down systems and that engineering applications were only partially restored. [Read More]
Redmond threat hunters technical details on UNC-0343, an Iran-linked apex actor using password spraying to break into Office 365 accounts since at least July 2021. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Phishing

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Keith Ibarguen's picture
Leveraging humans for detection makes it hard for the attackers to predict whether or not their malicious emails will be identified and using technology to automate response provides scale and speed in resolution.
Torsten George's picture
Vishing is a form of criminal phone fraud, combining one-on-one phone calls with custom phishing sites.
Alastair Paterson's picture
The barriers to entering the field of cybercrime have been significantly lowered, and for modest amounts of money, would-be scammers can buy high-quality phishing tools online.
Torsten George's picture
Most of today’s cyber-attacks are front ended by phishing campaigns. So, what can organizations do to prevent their users from falling for the bait of these attacks?
Laurence Pitt's picture
Many of us are familiar with the two most common types of socially engineered attacks – phishing and spear-phishing – but there are many more to be aware of.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Domain name typo-squatting is an established tactic in the world of cybercrime.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Cybercriminals rely on tried and trusted methods for phishing; as long as there is even a four percent chance that phishing techniques will be successful, they will continue to use them.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
“Evasive phishing" is not a term much heard, but we all will—and need to—start talking a lot more about it than we have in the past.
Alastair Paterson's picture
BEC is becoming increasingly profitable for threat actors as organizations are making it easy for adversaries to gain access to the valuable information that sits within these inboxes.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
We should be thinking about how users work, what they do and how it affects the security posture of the business, but does security really start with them?