US government employees will soon be required to use a stronger measure of multi-factor authentication to access their work accounts. Aimed at putting an end to phishing, the measure is phasing out less secure forms of authentication.
A new "combination file" offered on the dark web that makes connections between Clubhouse and Facebook users is a threat to create a spike in specific attack types, namely phishing and account takeover attempts.
The pandemic accelerated the transition to cloud-based systems for many organizations. Unsurprisingly, there's an uptick of phishing attacks as cybercriminals took advantage of our collectively distracted attention spans and less-than-stellar security practices.
Phishing emails are highly effective today because workers have been groomed to have an immediate response to them. Here is a breakdown of each of these widely-used cognitive responses.
Report found that most organizations that suffered successful ransomware attacks since 2019 had perimeter defenses in place and had trained their employees on phishing.
Knowing the common manipulative tactics – exploiting every emotional hot button (anxiety, uncertainty, urgency) – used in phishing is the first step to understanding how to identify and deflect them; and it requires a repetitive process.
Slack debuted its long-awaited direct messaging feature but within just a few days it was gone, pulled due to a technical oversight that created major security concerns.
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.
Study shows effects of phishing awareness training starts to wear off after four months and many employees will have lost what they learned almost entirely after six months.
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.