3 Phishing Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore

Posted by Malcovery Security on Mon, Sep 29, '14

 

Last week, APWG released its “Global Phishing Survey: Trends and Domain Name Use in 1H2014." There are several important phishing trends in this report that serve as key takeaways for corporate executives and security professionals.

Trend #1: Phishing attacks continue to increase.

We’ve talked about this before too. The APWG report found that there were at least 123,741 unique phishing attacks worldwide during the first half of this year. Recent history has documented a continual increase in phishing attacks. This period experienced the highest frequency of attacks since 2H2009. APWG attributes this increase to vulnerable hosting and higher levels of malicious domain/subdomain registration. 

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Topics: Phishing

When Will the Phishing Problem Be Fixed?

Posted by Malcovery Security on Tue, Sep 9, '14

Corporate security professionals are often pressed by their CIO or other executive leaders on when the “phishing problem” will be “handled.” 

Several studies demonstrate that phishing continues to grow and persist. Given both the scale and the awareness of the problem, security professionals will be asked by their executive leaders how much time, budget and planning is needed in order to reach a resolution. In other words, “Give me a budget and a deadline to get this thing fixed.”

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Topics: Phishing

Top Phished Brands: Why Q2 Was So Busy for Cybercriminals

Posted by Malcovery Security on Tue, Jul 22, '14

Phishing and malicious spam continue to threaten networks and brands.

The second quarter of 2014 turned out to be a very busy time for phishing activity. The uptick in activity was not limited to overall volume. There was an increase in the diversity of attack types as well as well as the scale of individual attacks.

In the past, many industry conversations about threats centered around GameOver Zeus, “public enemy number one” to the corporate cybersecurity world. After the popular banking Trojan became dysfunctional, cybercriminals scrambled to fill the void with new threats before ultimately attempting a GameOver Zeus revival.

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Topics: Phishing

The Unfavorable Odds of a CyberAttack: Too Many Phishes In the Sea

Posted by Malcovery Security on Thu, May 22, '14

There are too many phishes in the sea. When it comes to the odds of a cyberattack affecting your organization, the odds are not in your favor.

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Topics: Phishing

Heartbleed Phishing Scams: Protect Your Brand From Phishing Criminals

Posted by Malcovery Security on Fri, Apr 11, '14

If we were to pick one word to summarize this week in tech, it would be Heartbleed. “The ultimate web nightmare,” says Mashable, the Heartbleed vulnerability is unlike anything that we have seen in recent history.

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Topics: Phishing

   
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