What’s Worse – Phishing or Malware?

November 15, 2017

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New research from Google, U.C. Berkeley and International Computer Science Institute made this stunning finding:

We find victims of phishing are 400x more likely to be successfully hijacked compared to a random Google user. In comparison, this rate falls to 10x for data breach victims and roughly 40x for keylogger victims.

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Massive Google Docs Phishing Attack Sweeps Internet Today

May 4, 2017

A large scale phishing attack using a google docs exploit rapidly spread across the internet today.

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How The Russians Hacked Yahoo!

March 30, 2017

The United States indicted four Russians for compromising over 500 million Yahoo! user accounts.

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Phishing as a Service

September 23, 2016

Look familiar?

This is the familiar Google login page. Actually, it is part of an elaborate criminal network.  Learn more at our new blog.


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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Nuclear Spearphisher Pleads Guilty

February 5, 2016

On February 2, 2016, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Charles Harvey Eccleston, a former employee of the the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), pleaded guilty to an attempted e-mail “spearphishing” attack that targeted dozens of Department of Energy (DOE) employee e-mail accounts.

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The attack targeted U.S. government computer systems that contained sensitive nuclear weapon-related information.

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Compromise Monday – Now What?

October 5, 2015

Last week saw an inauspicious beginning to Cybersecurity Awareness Month with user data compromises announced at:

  • The American Banker Association, number undisclosed
  • T-Mobile, 15 million, over 2 years ending Sept. 16, 2015
  • Scottrade, 4.6 million during late 2013 and early 2014
  • Patreon, the crowdsourcing website, 2.3 million users

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Now you are aware of Cybersecurity. What next?  You can’t fix your vendors. Learn more about protecting yourself at our new blog.