By now, most people know about the potential threat from business email compromise or BEC. With BEC, someone in a company gets their email taken over by a hacker and the hacker uses the trust implied in that email to exploit others in the company. “Formerly dubbed as Man-in-the-Email scams, BEC attackers rely heavily on
It’s that time of the year. Time for a special brand of phishing emails: holiday-themed emails. Who doesn’t like receiving a discount code from their favourite retailer in an email promotion around the holidays? Or, a holiday e-card from a co-worker? Or, a shipping notification from UPS saying that a package is on the way?
Recent years have witnessed a significant upsurge in the rate of cybercrimes. Not only has the frequency of attacks increased, but even the methods used for launching cyberattacks have also been evolving to include the most sophisticated and unique forms of phishing that phishing prevention almost becomes an unattainable goal for many. However, the least
When you tell me that phishers go after large enterprises, I get it. There’s a lot of valuable data there. When you tell that they go after banks, cause that’s where the money is, I understand. But, when you tell me they’re going after relief agencies, I call them cold-hearted. That’s the news making headlines
The rate at which cybercrimes are propagating is beyond the imagination of an ordinary mind. All we can say is that the ill-motivated have begun to outnumber and outsmart the good actors in the cyberworld. This becomes evident in the endless stream of failed phishing prevention measures that lead to major cybercrimes such as identity
Given the proliferation of the internet and e-mails as the preferred means of communication, ransomware attacks are on an upward spree. Malware attacks 2017 show that nearly 40% of all e-mail spam contains ransomware. It brings forth the question, what exactly is ransomware? It is a malware attack that cripples the victim’s files with unbreakable
Netflix, the popular online entertainment and video streaming site, has millions of subscribers and hence is a tempting target for the cybercriminals that look to hack into email accounts to gain illegitimate access to services. When they target many, even a small percentage of success could mean something significant.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern across the globe. But as more and more people are gaining awareness about the importance of anti-phishing solutions, there are all the more instances of cybercrimes recorded. There is little doubt that the increase in the adoption of cybersecurity measures is followed by a parallel and perhaps more significant increase
If you work at an organization, there’s a pretty good chance you’re in for a yearly performance appraisal. And if you are, it’s likely that someone from human resources will send you an email around that time reminding you of that. But beware, that email may not be what you think it is. There’s a
Two ways to penetrate a network Cybersecurity is about keeping the bad guys out of your network. Whether it’s your home network or the one at work, once the bad guys get in, they can wreak all kinds of havoc. The good news, if you can call it that, is there’s really only two ways