Social Media Phishing: Beyond Credential Theft

Social Media Phishing: Beyond Credential Theft

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In the past few weeks, our team highlighted how social media is abused by threat actors seeking to steal credentials and to administer phishing attacks. While these are both two of the most prominent cybersecurity threats distributed through social media, there are some other tactics in play, too ... Read More
Beyond Marketing: Getting Ahead of Brand Issues

Beyond Marketing: Getting Ahead of Brand Issues

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Today’s marketing organization uses countless SaaS-based tools and platforms that live outside of an organization’s network. As their digital footprint grows, so does their potential for digital risks targeting their enterprise, brands, and customers. Even if they don’t join the latest social media platform, in most cases there are not ... Read More
How to Handle Brand Impersonation on Social Media

How to Handle Brand Impersonation on Social Media

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Social media is undoubtedly a huge asset to modern organizations. It helps them spread their message, promote their products and services, and communicate directly with customers, and users ... Read More
Marketing Teams Are Not Equipped to Monitor Social Media Threats

Marketing Teams Are Not Equipped to Monitor Social Media Threats

Every second, 5,787 tweets are published. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. These are just two of the more popular social networks, and among these data points are the occasional references to a specific organization, its brands, and even customers or employees ... Read More
APWG: Two-Thirds of all Phishing Sites Used SSL protection in Q3

APWG: Two-Thirds of all Phishing Sites Used SSL protection in Q3

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This week, APWG released its findings from Q3 that compiles insights from their member companies and provides an analysis of how phishing is changing. The key findings from the latest report show that phishing attacks continued to rise throughout the year, 40% of BEC attacks involve domains registered by the ... Read More
Social Media Account Takeover is as Vicious as a BEC Attack

Social Media Account Takeover is as Vicious as a BEC Attack

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At the height of social media adoption, users willingly shared everything from the lunch they just ate to the exact places they visited throughout the day. While some of this has been reduced as consumers learned how sharing private information could impact their privacy, many people still hide these kinds ... Read More
APWG: Phishing Continues to Rise, Threat Actors Love Gift Cards

APWG: Phishing Continues to Rise, Threat Actors Love Gift Cards

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This week APWG released its findings from Q2 of this year that compiles insights from their member companies and provides an analysis of how phishing is changing. This quarter's report shows that phishing attacks continue to increase, both SaaS and email service providers are prime targets, BEC attacks are focused ... Read More
The Vast Social Media Landscape for Phishing Threats

The Vast Social Media Landscape for Phishing Threats

On a daily basis, around 42% of the global population, or 3.2 billion people, uses some form of social media. Of that number, people spend a daily average of 2.2 hours on these networks, too. These two numbers are exactly why threat actors continue to flock to social media to ... Read More
Why Social Media is Increasingly Abused for Phishing Attacks

Why Social Media is Increasingly Abused for Phishing Attacks

Today, social media is a daily medium for communication for much of the modern world, and adoption only continues to grow. Because of this, much like how threat actors started to target mobile users, they have begun to abuse social media, too ... Read More
BEC Attacks: How CEOs and Executives are Put at Risk

BEC Attacks: How CEOs and Executives are Put at Risk

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are the most costly and effective forms of phishing. In most cases, these attacks use highly research social engineering to go after the top brass in a company with a motive of stealing corporate dollars or breaching their network ... Read More