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2014-07-15 08:35:36

Spear phishing incidents increased 91% in 2013, with one in five small businesses targeted. CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec's 2014 Internet Security Threat Report shows a 91 percent increase in spear phishing attacks from 2012 to 2013, a trend TechInsurance warns affects network and security consultants. According to the report, one in five small businesses was targeted with a spear phishing email in 2013. For government offices and those in finance or real estate, the rate...

2014-07-10 23:03:58

New comprehensive service protects financial institutions and their customers from account takeover attacks. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 PhishLabs, the leading provider of cybercrime protection and intelligence services that fight back against online threats, announces the launch of ATO|Prevent™ to help banks and credit unions stop account takeover (ATO) and reduce losses due to online fraud. ATO|Prevent provides proactive detection and mitigation of account takeover attacks...

2014-07-05 23:02:03

With just one member of an organization falling for the phishing scam that delivers the EMOTET Trojan, everyone and everything on the network they are connected to can be put at risk. Global Digital Forensics’ founder discusses what organizations can do to raise social engineering awareness to protect against these type of malware infiltrations, while at the same time helping to secure other critical aspects of their cyber security posture. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 Earlier...

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...

2014-06-23 12:23:04

Consumers in doubt should call electric companies directly to verify account status; avoid giving financial or personal information to unsolicited callers or emailers AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2014 In response to a scam affecting consumers cross Texas, members of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT) are warning consumers of unsolicited calls and emails that threaten to cut off electricity to consumers who don't share personal information like bank accounts or Social Security...

2014-06-17 08:30:40

Investment Will Support Expansion of the Company's Behavioral Biometric Authentication and Threat Detection Solutions in North America, Europe and Latin America BOSTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometric authentication and threat detection, announced today that it has completed a $10 million financing round. The funding will be used to expand R&D efforts and continue growth in key markets, including the U.S. and Europe. The...

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....

2014-06-05 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...

2014-05-30 23:08:30

Trojans were responsible for four out of five infections worldwide; First three months of the year witnessed some of the biggest data thefts since creation of the Internet. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced the latest findings of the PandaLabs Quarterly Report for Q1 2014. The main conclusions of the study include the fact that malware creation has broken all records during this period, with 15+ million new samples overall, and more...


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