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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...

2014-05-29 08:33:51

1 in 7 Notified of Personal Data Breach Last Year; Victims of E-mail Phishing Scams Up 22 percent from 2012 YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a rash of high-profile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey. Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise. One in seven online consumers...

2014-05-28 08:36:23

MCLEAN, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, today launched its CYREN URL Phishing Feed, a powerful new service that allows its web and email security partners to block phishing sites before they reach unsuspecting end users. A new option for CYREN's OEM and private label partners, the CYREN URL Phishing Feed identifies thousands of new phishing URLs each day using a robust combination of Recurrent Pattern...

2014-05-27 08:32:45

MCLEAN, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, published its April 2014 Internet Threats Trend Report. Among its findings, The CYREN GlobalView(TM) Security Lab revealed a 73 percent increase in the number of phishing attacks aimed at PayPal users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140526/91114 The upward trend illustrates the move by cybercriminals from less profitable spam to attacks that generate more revenue....

2014-05-24 23:01:49

Once again, a corporate behemoth found itself making headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when it came to light that eBay had been successfully hacked about a month ago and up to 145 million users had their personal information exposed in one of the largest data breaches in history. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, sheds some light on how these mega breaches keep happening and discusses the costly fallout that can accompany data breaches of any...

2014-05-20 23:08:05

Ransomware Expands Crypto-Extortion, and Fourth Separate Ransomware Strain Discovered Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 CryptoLocker is ratcheting up attack levels, according to new reports issued by KnowBe4, a Tampa Bay, FL- based IT security company. The latest infections are caused by spear-phishing attacks sent to companies that have job postings at Craigs List. The bad guys look for job postings, and email resumes carrying the Cryptolocker malware as a payload. The moment anyone...

2014-05-08 04:23:06

LONDON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first quarter of 2014 spammers started imitating messages [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792334/Spam_in_Q1_2014 ] from mobile applications. They especially like the popular mobile messengers - WhatsApp, Viber and Google Hangouts. Notifications supposedly sent from these applications were used to spread both malware and harmless adverts. The rising popularity of mobile devices means that phishing attacks targeting Apple IDs...

2014-05-02 23:04:40

Companies partner to provide a holistic approach to reduce and prevent phishing attacks through improved automation and intelligence Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence to neutralize email-based threats, and Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence, announced a partnership to deliver multi-layered brand protection to enterprises. The combined usage of the Malcovery and Return...

2014-04-29 23:13:26

Paper reveals how enterprises can make their existing security controls more effective and their InfoSec teams smarter. Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based malicious threats, today released a white paper entitled “Fortify Your Network Protection with Actionable Intelligence using Today’s Top Threats,” available as a free download at...

AOL Issues Security Update After Some Email Accounts Were Breached
2014-04-29 05:18:30

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online AOL issued a security warning after it experienced a security breach that the company claims affected roughly two percent of its email accounts. The online service urges users to change passwords and security questions for any AOL service. The security breach was addressed on the AOL blog on Monday. AOL began looking into the issue when it noticed a significant increase in the amount of spam appearing as "spoofed emails" from AOL Mail...


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