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2014-09-16 23:07:04

New Social Engineering Scenarios from Kevin Mitnick Allows IT Managers to Curb Automated Vishing Attacks Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 KnowBe4 has announced the release of its automated Voicemail Phishing Security Test module, the first of its kind, giving IT Managers the ability to test users on social engineering via the phone. As criminals have expanded their repertoire, moving into new territory with automated voicemail phishing (vishing) attacks, KnowBe4 has countered...

2014-09-09 23:03:20

The recent breach of privacy on iCloud was due to thefts of text passwords. If iCloud offered Picture Passwords, this would not have happened. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Gary Bickford, VP at online privacy and security firm Bright Plaza, responded to news of the iCloud hack, "Using Kaje Picture Passwords®, you can be assured that the phisher who asks for your text password is, in fact, a phisher. He can't give you your picture to ask for a login, let alone...

2014-08-27 23:09:07

The second quarter of 2014 has seen the creation of 15 million new strains of malware. Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced the latest findings of the PandaLabs quarterly report for Q2 2014. The main conclusions of the study include the fact that malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day. While Trojans are...

2014-08-18 12:22:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As scammers continue to target the customers of utility service providers across the country, Duke Energy is reminding its customers not to fall victim to fraudulent activity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Unfortunately, we continue to receive reports across our service areas of individuals impersonating Duke Energy employees to steal money from our customers," said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy's senior vice president of...

2014-08-08 23:05:13

Ness Consulting becomes the ninth member of Malcovery’s ‘RedHanded Alliance,’ its growing reseller network focused on email-based threat intelligence to stop and prevent phishing and malware. Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based malicious threats, today announced that Ness Consulting has become a part of Malcovery’s ‘RedHanded...

2014-08-05 08:43:28

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe(®) Inc., the leading provider of threat management for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks, today announced record growth for the first half of 2014, with strong bookings growth of over 95 percent for the same period a year ago, in 2013. PhishMe has also experienced healthy demand from enterprises with one-third of the Fortune 100 now adopting PhishMe's solutions. "The demand for our innovative...

2014-07-30 23:13:35

Netmail and Farsight Security sponsor webinar entitled "Defending Against Spear Phishing Attacks" presented by Internet Pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie Montreal, Canada and San Mateo, California (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Netmail, the leader in email management solutions for Microsoft Exchange, and Farsight Security, Inc., the leader in Passive DNS solutions, today announced that their upcoming webinar to be hosted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST and entitled “Defending...

2014-07-26 23:02:06

Nigeria has long been a hotbed for cyber scammers notorious for preying on individuals to steal funds using social engineering techniques, but according to a new report, now businesses are becoming their targets and data theft their objective. Global Digital Forensics’ founder talks about the importance of social engineering awareness for businesses, how that critical awareness can be raised, and why regular testing is vital. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 As reported in this...

2014-07-22 16:29:42

AARP Fraud Watch Network Alerts Consumers to be Cautious of Scams and Frauds CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's Department resulted in authorities busting up a fake sports and concert tickets ring that may have defrauded countless individuals in the Chicago area, and highlighted the fact that it's getting easier and easier for scammers to work online, and for consumers to fall prey to scams and frauds and lose their money....

2014-07-22 08:36:25

Votiro is acknowledged for its innovative anti-exploit technology for protecting enterprises against spear phishing attacks TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22, 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 the company has been selected as a 2014 Emerging Vendor by CRN magazine, the top news source for solution providers and the IT...