Phishing Around the World: How Attack Volume Grew in the Last Year

Phishing Around the World: How Attack Volume Grew in the Last Year

Earlier this year we released our annual Phishing Trends and Intelligence report, which highlights how the phishing landscape has evolved over the past year ... Read More
Silent Librarian University Attacks Continue Unabated in Days Following Indictment

Silent Librarian University Attacks Continue Unabated in Days Following Indictment

On Friday, March 23, nine Iranian threat actors were indicted for stealing massive quantities of data from universities, businesses, and governments all over the world ... Read More
How Universities Should Respond to Iranian Hacking Charges

How Universities Should Respond to Iranian Hacking Charges

Last week, news broke that an Iranian hacker network, Mabna Institute, had been systematically stealing data from universities across the US and abroad ... Read More
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Silent Librarian: More to the Story of the Iranian Mabna Institute Indictment

Last Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of nine Iranians who worked for an organization named the Mabna Institute. According to prosecutors, the defendants stole more than 31 terabytes of data from universities, companies, and government agencies around the world. The cost to the universities alone reportedly ... Read More
A Quarter of Phishing Attacks are Now Hosted on HTTPS Domains: Why?

A Quarter of Phishing Attacks are Now Hosted on HTTPS Domains: Why?

The push for more widespread adoption of HTTPS has been in full-force this year as a way to increase the number of websites that securely transmit information on the Internet. In January, both Chrome and Firefox browsers began alerting users whenever sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card information, ... Read More
Have We Conditioned Web Users to be Phished?

Have We Conditioned Web Users to be Phished?

Have the well-meaning recommendations of the security community made web users more vulnerable to cyber attacks? Have we conditioned people to be phished? The HTTPS Paradox You know that little green padlock symbol that appears in your browser’s URL bar every now and then? What do you think it means? ... Read More
How to Spot a Phish: BEC Scams

How to Spot a Phish: BEC Scams

All through October, in aid of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberAware) we’re putting phishing under the microscope. In each post we’ll take a close look at one specific type of phishing, including the actors responsible, who it targets, and how/why it works ... Read More
The Mobile Phishing Threat You’ll See Very Soon: URL Padding

The Mobile Phishing Threat You’ll See Very Soon: URL Padding

The fact that hackers are increasingly targeting mobile devices isn’t exactly a secret. And really, it’s not surprising either. After all, most of us are practically glued to our smartphones throughout the day. An SMS arrived? Better read it straight away. New email? Let me at it. Somebody I don’t ... Read More
How Phishing Volume Grew in the First Three Months of 2017

How Phishing Volume Grew in the First Three Months of 2017

For the past several years, we’ve released an annual report during the first quarter of the year detailing precisely how the phishing landscape had evolved during the preceding 12 months ... Read More
Beyond .COM: Analysis of Phishing Domains in 2016

Beyond .COM: Analysis of Phishing Domains in 2016

In the past few years, you’ve no doubt started to see some pretty strange website suffixes. You know the ones we mean. It isn’t just .COM, .ORG, and .NET anymore. Now you’ve started seeing .XYZ .NEWS .STUDIO and plenty of others ... Read More