Prevent Phishing Emails, Scams, and Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Phishing Attacks Are Pervasive

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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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Two Tech Giants Lose over $100M to Phishing

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

If you are under the age of 90 there is a pretty good chance that you’ve been on Facebook or Google today, likely both. When we think of those names we think of big tech and if I were to poll your opinion as to how secure these tech titans are relative to say… email fraud, I’d guess you respond that they’d be at the top? I would have too – until I read this article in today’s New York Times.

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Topics: business reputation, phishing email examples, phishing attack, domain spoofing

Catch of The Day Insuphishent Funds

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

How to Spot a Fraudulent Email 

How fraudulent is this email? Let us count the ways! It looks harmless and seems to be from your payroll company, kindly alerting you about insufficient funds. The email sender is “Intuit Payroll Services”, and the email bears the Intuit logo and company trademark notes. Maybe there is more information in the attachment... Wait, don’t open that! 

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It Does No Good to Implement an Email Security Solution After An Attack

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Before people put locks on doors - there was the day before people put locks on doors. ‘The day before’ likely ended up with more than a few household goods getting crated off down the street.

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How to Protect Your Company from Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted by Catherine Young

A study of CISOs done by Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute produced some sobering results. Researchers asked CISOs to assess their stress level today versus three years from now on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being high stress.  The group expected their stress levels to be at an average of 8.8, the highest recorded.

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Nobody is Safe From Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

 According to statista.com IT Security spending in 2018 in the United States alone will reach $66B - an incredible number.

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Catch of The Day: Malware-laden Thanksgiving Cards

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Imagine scanning your inbox and seeing a “Thanksgiving Greetings” email from your boss. How sweet! What a nice break between everyday messages to read a short email wishing you Thanksgiving Greetings. The email has an attachment called “Greeting Card 2018.”  Maybe this card has a picture of the new puppy, or their beach house? ...

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Catch of the Day: Zero Day = Zero Font Attack

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

I can’t resist writing this blog!! Today’s Catch of the Day falls under one of the many tactics that cyber criminals utilize to bait users into taking action. 

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Phishing Extortion Scam - Bitcoin Blackmail Blocked

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

“I took a screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching... I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right? If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $811 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.”

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Catch of the Day: Phishing attack gets shut down with INKY phish fence

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

The United States Postal Service, they drive on the right, and as the saying goes; neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. I must be honest, things do breakdown a bit when it snows. That said, of all our much-maligned public services is there any group of people we trust more than the United States Postal Service? When was the last time you lost a letter or had a package compromised? It’s with that backdrop of trust that today’s catch of day arrives…

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