31 Jul 2019

Assessing the efficiency of phishing filters employed by email service providers

A new study conducted at the University of Plymouth underscores that spam filters in popular email providers are highly ineffective against phishing attacks. The researchers found that 75% of phishing emails without malicious links and 64% of those with links end up in the inbox of potential victims, while a

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26 Jul 2019

Email persists as a major avenue for cyberattacks in 2019

While 63% of cybersecurity professionals believe that security at their organization has improved in the past year, the vast majority (85%) of organizations suffered an email-borne cyber incident last year, a recent survey by Barracuda Networks shows. In addition, one in two respondents reported rising stress levels. Targeted phishing attacks, known

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25 Jul 2019

Cybercrime Costs Global Economy $2.9m Per Minute

Global losses to cybercrime total $1.5 trillion per year, which amounts to $2.9 million per minute, a new report by RiskIQ shows. Some of the largest companies are losing $25 each minute due to security breaches. Phishing campaigns accounts for losses of $17,700 per minute and ransomware attacks are expected to

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25 Jul 2019

Malware-based Attacks Dropped 20% Worldwide

New research by SonicWall indicates that threat actors are increasingly abandoning traditional attacks like malware and phishing campaigns in favor of more sophisticated, encrypted attacks. While malware campaigns declined by 20% and phishing by 18% this year, encrypted attacks have surged by 76%. Ransomware increased by 15%, in large part

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24 Jul 2019

Survey: Only Half of Organizations Believe They Can Stop Cyber Attacks

A new global survey conducted by CyberArk indicates that half of organizations have little confidence in their cyber defenses and actually believe that threat actors can break into their networks whenever they want to. When it comes to threats to their critical assets, organizations are mostly worried about hackers (78%),

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24 Jul 2019

22 percent of businesses hit by phishing attacks in the last quarter

A new survey by GreatHorn sheds light on the massive threat that email-based attacks pose to organizations. It shows that 22% of organizations experienced a data breach that started with an email-based attack in the past three months alone. About one in two professionals receive malicious emails on a daily

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22 Jul 2019

Iran-Linked APT34 Invites Victims to LinkedIn for Fresh Malware Infections

FireEye researchers recently uncovered a new phishing campaign by Iranian state-backed cyber espionage group APT34 (aka OilRig or Greenbug) that took advantage of LinkedIn. Masquerading as a Cambridge University lecturer on LinkedIn, the threat actors invited people to connect with them. If a victim accepted the connection, the hackers would

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17 Jul 2019

Phishing alert: 80% of companies lack DMARC policies to protect against spoofing

Even though phishing emails are used in 91% of all cyberattacks, the vast majority of websites have not implemented basic measures to prevent threat actors from spoofing their domain as part of phishing campaigns, research by 250ok shows. In particular, companies are falling short when it comes to the implementation

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16 Jul 2019

Infographic: Why email is your weakest security link

Avanan has released a new infographic showing why email is the weakest link in cybersecurity. According to the report, 1 out of every 99 emails people receive at work is actually a phishing message. Moreover, phishing messages account for one in every 25 branded emails, with the most impersonated brands

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12 Jul 2019

Gone phishing: Why summer brings increased security threats to the enterprise

A new report by LastLine shows that cyber risk may be highest during the summer months, with 30.5% of respondents indicating they see more cyber threats during the summer compared to the rest of the year. However, 47.1% said they did not notice seasonal attack trends. As to the specific

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