Italian Soccer Team Loses €2 Million to Phishers

March 30, 2018

It is now being reported that Lazio, an Italian professional soccer club, lost €2 million to phishers.


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Iranians Indicted for Hacking

March 27, 2018

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the United States Justice Department charged nine Iranians with the cyber theft of massive amounts of U.S. intellectual property.

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New Paper Published – Comments on ODNI Cyber Threat Framework

March 21, 2018

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) recently released a new Cyber Threat Framework.

Our commentary regarding the ODNI’s framework was just published by the Small Wars Journal.  You can download a pdf version from our website.

Why Do People Phish?

March 7, 2018

Why do people phish?  A recent case in Virginia explains one of the primary motivations.

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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.