Iconix Issued Eighth U.S. Patent For Email

April 28, 2016

ICONIX, Inc., the industry leader in visual email solutions, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Iconix’s eighth patent titled “System and Method for Securely Performing Multiple Stage Email Processing With Embedded Codes.” The abstract for U.S. Patent 9,325,528, dated April 26, 2016, states: “A system and method for performing email processing at multiple stages along an email delivery chain.”

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FBI Issues Spearphishing Warning

April 8, 2016

The FBI issued a warning about Business Email Compromise (BEC) spearphishing attacks. The FBI describes the attacks:

The schemers go to great lengths to spoof company e-mail or use social engineering to assume the identity of the CEO, a company attorney, or trusted vendor. They research employees who manage money and use language specific to the company they are targeting, then they request a wire fraud transfer using dollar amounts that lend legitimacy.

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Spearphishers Rob Russian Banks

March 24, 2016

Spearphishers are using deceptive emails to rob Russian banks.

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Employee Data Lost To Spearphishers

March 21, 2016

Our last blog posting discussed the warning from the IRS about the threat of fake emails being used to steal employee payroll data.  The following high profile companies have fallen victim to this scam.

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IRS Warns HR Professionals About Spearphishing

March 4, 2016

On March 1, 2016, the IRS issued an alert to HR professionals warning that criminals are targeting HR professionals in order to steal employee data.  The fake email appears to come from a company executive requesting employee payroll data.

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Ransomware Holds Hospital Hostage

February 16, 2016

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been hit with ransomware, a type of malware which makes files inaccessable until the ransom is paid. In this case, the attackers are demanding $3.6 million to restore file access.

 

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Although the hospital assures us that no patient data has been accessed or stolen, this attack demonstrates that stealing data is not the only problem that comes from cyberattacks. Learn more at our new blog.


FBI and Homeland Security Breached

February 9, 2016

Personal information about tens of thousands of FBI and Homeland Security employees appears to have been compromised.

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