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
BEC Attacks: A Closer Look at Invoice Scams

BEC Attacks: A Closer Look at Invoice Scams

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Business Email Compromise attacks are some of the most costly and vicious forms of phishing. Unlike the standard pray and spray approaches to phishing, they take a great deal of research and personalization to persuade a victim to hand over their credentials or wire them funds. This week we’re taking ... Read More
How Spear Phishing Makes BEC Attacks So Effective

How Spear Phishing Makes BEC Attacks So Effective

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Everyone will at some point see a standard phishing email. Be it the 409 Scam (Nigerian Prince) or even a fake password reset, these are pretty easy to spot, and most people delete it without flinching. However, for the select few who have been on the receiving end of a ... Read More
How Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Impact Everyone

How Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Impact Everyone

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Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are among the most effective forms of phishing in our modern world. Regardless of the technology in place, the social engineering involved easily will bypass it and can trick even trained users ... Read More