FBI Fails To Warn Cyberattack Targets

November 29, 2017

The Associated Press reports that the FBI failed to warn government officials who were being targeted by Russian spearphishing attacks.

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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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Homeland Security Orders Spearphishing Defense

October 19, 2017

On October 16, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued Binding Operational Directive BOD-18-01 directing federal agencies to adopt new cybersecurity measures. One of these measures, DMARC, is intended to fight phishing.

It is good to see the government addressing spearphishing.  However, this measure will quickly prove to be ineffective against spearphishing attacks. Why?  Learn why at our new blog.


Check Your Spam?

August 10, 2017

How do you find safe content in your spam folder?  Learn how at our new blog.

 


Spearphishing “Prank” Fools White House Officials

August 8, 2017

Two White House officials were taken-in by a spearphishing prank.

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Phish One – Compromise One Million

August 4, 2017

The spearphishing attack on one developer compromised over 1 million people.

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WannaCry Hero Arrested

August 3, 2017

Marcus Hutchins is the 23 year old cybersecurity researcher who is credited with finding the killswitch to the WannaCry ransomware attack. He was arrested in Las Vegas yesterday on allegations of being a cybercriminal.

Marcus Hutchins

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