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Cyber-attacks were up by a quarter in Q2 2017, with a surprising twist: global manufacturing is now the top target. The report from NTT Security also shows that phishing is the most popular threat vector, two-thirds (67%) of attacks came in the form of just such a threat. NTT is a very large global managed security provider, and they came out with a PDF showing there was a 24% increase in attacks on its worldwide customer base in the period of April to June, with a third (34%) of all...Read More
Yesterday, PhishMe's CEO Rohyt Belani came out with a great new initiative. They have created a "lite" version of their platform — they call it simplified — and they are giving it away for sites with 500 employees or less. Why do we think this such a good idea? This is still a very young market. Traditional security awareness training which was done once a year, usually with a "death-by-powerpoint" session, simply does not work anymore, if it ever has. New-school awareness training, or version...Read More
A UK-based email prankster used social engineering tactics to fool several top White House officials into responding to his messages, including the Trump administration’s cybersecurity chief, who gave out his private email address last week. Massive Fail. The prankster shared the emails with CNN. Although the incidents showed more mischief rather than criminal intent, they demonstrate how untrained even the highest levels of government are to spear phishing attacks. “I try and keep it on...Read More
Israeli anti-phishing vendor IronScales came out with an interesting new report about phishing trends. They looked at more than 8,500 attacks that bypassed spam filters, from more than a hundred of their customers covering over half a million mailboxes, to better understand phishing, attack patterns, and phishing techniques & tools. Here are some key findings: About 77% of the attacks targeted 10 mailboxes or less One third of the attacks targeted just one mailbox Nearly half of the attacks...Read More
OK, here is a new spear phishing scheme that attacks your development team. Cyber criminals with IPs resolving to Russia hijacked an extension for Google Chrome and abused their illegal access to push out spam to unsuspecting users. The security incident happened to Copyfish, a type of Optical Character Recognition software which allows users to extract text from images, video, and/or PDF documents. Only the program’s Chrome extension suffered as a result of the attack, the Firefox...Read More