In the world of cybersecurity, it’s a well-known fact that 93% of data breaches trace their original attack vectors back to phishing. In the overwhelming majority of cases, hackers use phishing to get their foot in the door of the network they’re targeting.
Defense Contractors Get Taken in by Business Email Compromise
Business email compromise (BEC) is a form of email fraud that typically involves targeting employees with access to company finances and using social engineering to trick them into making money transfers to the bank accounts of the fraudster. According to an article on security website Cyberscoop, scammers used BEC to steal more than $150,000 from two defense contractors last year.
Duocircle, a web-based email security solutions company, has chosen to sponsor Let’s Encrypt for the second year in a row. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group. Let’s Encrypt gives people free digital certificates because they want to create a more secure and privacy-respecting web.
When Good Websites Turn Bad
The whole idea behind phishing awareness training is to keep you off of malicious websites. But what if the web site you want to visit, a known good website, is actually malicious? It’s more likely than you may think.
The best cybercriminals tend to be innovative and intelligent. They constantly update their strategies and tactics to account for new developments in the cybersecurity landscape and always manage to find new vulnerabilities to exploit.
If You Think Phishing Is Only Your Employer’s Problem Think Again
If you work for a company, you probably think about phishing attacks in a distant sort of way. In other words, phishing may be a problem, but it’s not your problem, really. It’s your employers’. Right? Wrong.
There are 3.8 billion email accounts worldwide, and 281 billion emails were sent per day in 2018. Chances are, your business has contributed a bit to that number.
After a while, the accumulated emails can get unruly, not to mention become problematic as well. To solve those problems, you should consider email archiving.
Here are 10 reasons why a hosted email archiving solution can benefit your business.
Russia and its hackers have been popular in the news for the past several years. Whether to allegedly influence foreign elections or steal intellectual property its sphere of influence is worldwide.
But first a bit of history.
How did we get to this point in time? Countries have always been involved with clandestine activities to undermine or even overthrow neighboring governments. They have used deception and sometimes even force to accomplish their goals. So it was only a matter of time before technology was embraced as a tool to this end. And so began the partnership between hacker and government.
What is spear phishing?
Spear phishing is when you receive an email from someone or some company you trust. It looks legitimate. It may even have the names and extension number of coworkers. It looks authentic, so you don’t give it a second thought. But you should, because it’s from an attacker, and they’re trying to steal your valuable information. Do you have reliable email phishing prevention security?