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Phishing Scams Continue Upward Trend In First Quarter 2014
2014-06-30 13:29:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber criminals have continued to cast a line and looked to lure in unsuspecting computer users as phishing scams saw a sharp increase in the first quarter of 2014. According to the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) there was a 10.7 percent rise in phishing-related cyber-crime over the previous quarter. This is especially worrisome warns the APWG as the group had previously reported that 2013 was one of the heaviest years for phishing on...

2014-06-25 16:29:03

CHANTILLY, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing mitigation and detection for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to sophisticated cyber attacks, announced today that it has been awarded the Skyhigh CloudTrust(TM) rating of enterprise-ready for its core PhishMe platform. Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready cloud services fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business...

2014-06-16 08:32:50

New protection against email-based attacks extends the usability of Votiro's free service TEL AVIV, Israel, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Votiro [http://www.votiro.com ], the provider of Secure Data Sanitization solutions for protecting organizations against zero-day and other ongoing cyber-threats, announced today that it has extended the usability of its free, cloud-based, sanitization service to include protection against spear phishing and other email-based attacks....

2014-06-14 23:02:03

The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently released a report estimating the cost of cybercrime and how it has been affecting economies and businesses around the world, evaluating everything from direct theft of funds, to the much harder to gauge ramifications on business due to things like the loss of Intellectual Property, as well as the effect on employment. Drawing on years of experience and some of the conclusions relayed in the report, GDF’s founder talks about...

2014-06-11 23:13:01

IT Security Professional and popular Dr. Chaos blogger, Aamir Lakhani, will shed light on the implications of phishing attacks at EC-Council Foundation’s Hacker Halted IT Security event, October 16-17, 2014. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Aamir Lakhani is just one of a bevy of notable and industry-leading speakers set to present at Hacker Halted, EC-Council Foundation’s cyber security and hacking conference. Lakhani is a leading security architect and runs the popular security...

2014-06-05 23:05:36

Is it Game Over for ‘GameOver Zeus’? Pittsburgh, PA. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Malcovery Security announced today that it has issued a special report, ‘The many faces of GameOver Zeus: A Today’s Top Threats special topic report, which is free to download at http://info.malcovery.com/special-report-many-faces-of-gameover-zeus. Despite the recent indictment against the alleged cybercriminal behind GameOver Zeus and CrytpoLocker, there is still much to learn. GameOver Zeus is considered...

2014-05-31 23:05:44

As the Iranian cyber espionage attack called Newscaster is exposed, the power of social engineering again steps into the spotlight. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, discusses the lessons US businesses should take from this type of attack, and the necessity to raise social engineering awareness at every level within an organization to improve cyber security posture. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 With over a billion active users monthly from all around the...

iran hacking campaign
2014-05-29 09:25:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Iranian hackers may have been utilizing social media as part of an on-going three year campaign that was aimed at befriending US lawmakers, defense contractors and even a four-star general. The plan was apparently to get close to these individuals and then extract data from them. According to a new report from cyber security firm iSight Partners, the ruse involved more than a dozen fake personas – supposedly working at fake US news...

2014-05-29 08:37:12

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malicious attachments in April came disguised [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792336/Spam_in_April_2014 ] as e-greetings and notifications about faxes. In the case of the former, alleged Easter greetings turned out to be the Fareit.aonw Trojan with fairly limited functionality: it didn't try to steal any passwords, but did download and launch a far more dangerous Zbot Trojan-Spy designed to attack servers and steal personal data....

2014-05-29 08:36:10

EBay's password data breach offers IT professionals an ideal opportunity for reducing their risk by educating clients about the costly dangers of spear phishing. CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsurance, the nation's leading online source of business insurance for small IT firms, announced today that eBay's recent data breach could lead to a spate of "spear phishing" attacks. Unlike traditional phishing scams, spear phishing messages incorporate information hackers gather about the...


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