Anti-Phishing Software is as Important as Anti-Virus Software

Posted by Catherine Young

Cyber criminals employ a lot of tricks to get inside your computer network.  They may hide a virus inside a file that triggers when you click on it.  The virus, once unleashed, can replicate across your systems and do all sorts of damage.  They may try to get you to launch a trojan horse program that creates a back door into your computer.  They might steal your login credentials and impersonate your company or your employees.

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Topics: anti-phishing software

The Business Risk of Phishing Emails

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Phishing needs no introduction; you'd be hard pressed to find someone who couldn't at least give a brief description of what it is. While technical knowledge would undoubtedly differ person to person,the overwhelming consensus would be that phishing is universally considered to be a bad thing. The FBI has been tracking its impact, and the Department of Homeland Security is taking an active interest. When we consider phishing attacks in the corporate world, we must assess the myriad of risks that phishing attacks can bring to bear on the business.

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Topics: email security

Reduce the Risk of Phishing Attacks on Your Company

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Cyber Security professionals have perhaps the most challenging job in information technology. Often their work is done quietly, out of sight and out of mind, until of course, a security breach occurs, then the cybersecurity professional becomes front and center. Email security  is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations today.

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Topics: anti-phishing solution

Microjacking: Stealing Logins to Send Phishing Emails

Posted by Bukar Alibe

Legacy anti-phishing software fails to detect what we call “Microjacking” — hijacking another's Microsoft’s resources to host phishing attacks. In today's catch of the day, we share an example of this in a phishing email that INKY stopped.

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Topics: phishing attack, catch of the day, brand forgery, office 365

Stop Phishing Emails

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

By the end of this article, you will know exactly how to stop phishing emails.

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How to Stop Phishing Emails from Putting Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

A phishing email from a Hempstead, New York man spoofed email addresses and tricked a Virginia trade association into authorizing payments to fake vendors. By the time officials caught on to his phishing scheme, the trade association was out $1.1 million.

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How to Secure Your Email from Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Every day, more than 293 billion emails are sent and received. That’s a lot of potential targets for cyber criminals.  More than half of all email sent is some form of spam and much of that includes phishing attempts.  Secure email is no longer optional.

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Phishception: Phish Hiding within a Phish

Posted by Bukar Alibe

Just when we think we've seen it all, we block a clever but dangerous phishing technique like this one. We call this "Phishception" because, like the layered storyline of the movie "Inception", here the phish is found nested within another phishing email.

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Topics: catch of the day, office 365, email security, email fraud

How Notification Banners Prevent Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

As children, we learn by association, and visual representation becomes associated with mental and verbal naming. This association is true regardless of which language we speak. Put simply, that is how we learn. It also works when we get older, particularly when we are learning a new language.

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Topics: phishing attack

5 Best Practices for Email Security

Posted by Catherine Young

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are phishing targets. These attacks can be sophisticated and often difficult to identify. What can you do to avoid being the victim of a phishing attack?  We've put together 5 quick tips that will help you avoid becoming the next victim for these cybercriminals. Share these tips on your social networks so we can stop the scammers, once and for all.

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Topics: email security, anti-phishing solution

Prevent Phishing Emails, Scams, and Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Phishing Attacks Are Pervasive

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Spear Phishing Attacks: The #1 Cyber Threat

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

If I asked you to think of the number one cyber-attack affecting the US and global corporations today, your mind might immediately jump to hacking, but you’d be wrong.  The number one cyber-attack is occurring right now, to countless organizations, all around you, likely even to yours.

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Topics: spear phishing

Are You Getting Phishing Attacks in Outlook?

Posted by Catherine Young

Phishing attacks are the number one cyber threat facing organizations today. Don’t take our word for it. The World Economic Forum (WEF) interviewed 12,000 business executives about the biggest risks to doing business and they cited cyber-attacks as the top concern in advanced economies.

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Office 365 Doesn't Give Phishing Email Notifications Without INKY

Posted by Catherine Young

The University of Iowa email system handles more than 2.5 million incoming email messages every day. Nearly 70 percent of them are spam, scams, or phishing emails. The amount of deceptive and dangerous email that is sent daily to organizations is staggering.

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Topics: anti-phishing solution

The Weakest Link in Phishing is the Human One

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

The modern workplace is a melting pot. If you think of all the people in your ‘office’; whether it’s virtual or otherwise, it’s likely that in some cases the only common thread you have with your colleague over the cube wall is that you work at the same place.

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Topics: phishing