Phishing attacks are not going away by any means; however, they can be mitigated with a well-defined plan which includes detection, response, training, and prevention.
The FBI warned that hackers are using search engine ads for phishing and spreading malware to unsuspecting users by impersonating legitimate businesses and services.
Entire populations are being manipulated through increasingly prevalent and hyper-compelling information typically spread via social media, designed to invoke emotion and exploit known biases and provoke a tsunami of misinformation.
EA introduced new security measures to prevent account takeover attacks after hackers successfully breached high-profile players’ accounts via phishing and social engineering attacks.
If a massive data breach has been in the news recently – such as the Equifax data breach that impacted more than 143 million Americans – there’s a good chance that other hackers will capitalize on this public data breach to cause greater harm to victims, and open up those already victimized to even more risk.
The most sophisticated technology in the world is not enough to combat phishing scams. which aren’t designed to break through firewalls or circumvent email gateways or endpoint security.
As email usage expands annually, so do email-borne threats, with three-quarters of IT security leaders anticipating a severe email security incident in the next 12 months.
Known for their cyber crime product which infected over 41,000 victims in financial institutions, GozNym is going out of business with their key figures across Eastern Europe charged by U.S. federal court.
Scammers have taken to social media networks as their favorite spot for phishing attacks as there are billions of registered users with a vast majority of them practicing little to no account security.
Recent study by Imperva gets under the skin of what can now be characterized as an increasingly complex and rapidly maturing phishing industry. The study examined more than 1,000 free phishing kits that allow for the development of phishing web sites in what has been called an ‘easy to deploy’ format.