There was a 37 percent increase worldwide in enterprise mobile phishing encounter rate between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, according to Lookout.The report also shows that unmitigated mobile phishing threats could cost organizations with 10,000 mobile devices as much[...]
Cyber scammers are starting to use legitimate reCAPTCHA walls to disguise malicious content from email security systems, Barracuda Networks has observed. The reCAPTCHA walls prevent email security systems from blocking phishing attacks and make the phishing site more believable in the eyes of[...]
Shadowy sellers want to capitalize on interest in pharmaceuticals promising a potential treatment to COVID-19.NormShield researchers looked for websites using the names of 10 commonly discussed drugs over the last several months. They found a dramatic spike in the number of sites generated to[...]
More than 20% of the sites used for phishing are not detected by current blacklists as malicious, even days after the start of an attack, according to new research published by internet-services firm Akamai.The result is that at least 2.4 million visitors to those websites have encountered a[...]
PayPal has overtaken Microsoft to claim the number one ranking for phisher’s favorites for the first time. Netflix was not far behind as the streaming giant moved up to the third spot with a 14.1 percent QoQ and 73.7 percent YoY growth in unique phishing URLs, according to Vade Secure.Leveraging[...]
The number of phishing attacks continued to rise into the autumn of 2019, according to APWG.The total number of phishing sites detected in July through September 2019 was 266,387. This was up 46 percent from the 182,465 seen in the second quarter of 2019, and almost double the 138,328 seen in Q4[...]
Business email compromise (BEC) ramped up 269% from last quarter to this quarter, according to Mimecast's latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). This quarter showed a massive spike in emails containing dangerous file types, malware attachments, and spam in target inboxes.The quarterly[...]
Financial organizations increasingly turn to online portals, social media, and mobile apps to better engage with customers. However, the same digital platforms' low cost and low barrier to entry make it easier for cybercriminals to exploit them and target a larger pool of financial victims.
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