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Secure email gateways struggle to keep pace with sophisticated phishing campaigns

In 2023, malicious email threats bypassing secure email gateways (SEGs) increased by more than 100%, according to Cofense. In just two years, Cofense identified over 1.5 …

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Flipping the BEC funnel: Phishing in the age of GenAI

For years, phishing was just a numbers game: A malicious actor would slap together an extremely generic (and usually poorly-written) email and fire it out to thousands of …

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Attackers abuse OAuth apps to initiate large-scale cryptomining and spam campaigns

Attackers are compromising high-privilege Microsoft accounts and abusing OAuth applications to launch a variety of financially-motivated attacks. Abusing OAuth applications …

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SMBs face surge in “malware free” attacks

“Malware free” attacks, attackers’ increased reliance on legitimate tools and scripting frameworks, and BEC scams were the most prominent threats small and …

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Cyber insurance predictions for 2024

In this Help Net Security video, Dara Gibson, Senior Cyber Insurance Manager at Optiv, discusses cyber insurance and what we should expect to see in 2024: Ransomware, BEC, and …

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Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations affect patient care

88% of organizations experienced an average of 40 attacks in the past 12 months, according to a survey conducted by the Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute. Supply chain attacks: …

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Microsoft Defender can automatically contain compromised user accounts

The “contain user” feature select Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers have been trying out since November 2022 is now available to a wider pool of …

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Evolving conversations: Cybersecurity as a business risk

Board members often lack technical expertise and may not fully grasp cyber risks. On the other hand, CISOs are more accustomed to interfacing with IT staff. This is …

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Spam is up, QR codes emerge as a significant threat vector

85% of phishing emails utilized malicious links in the content of the email, and spam emails increased by 30% from Q1 to Q2 2023, according to a VIPRE report. Information …

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Cybercriminals turn to AI to bypass modern email security measures

Cybercriminals employ artificial intelligence (AI) to create complex email threats like phishing and business email compromise (BEC) attacks, while modern email security …

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30% of phishing threats involve newly registered domains

Phishing remains the most dominant and fastest growing internet crime, largely due to the ubiquity of email and the ceaseless issue of human error that is preyed upon by …

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1 in 100 emails is malicious

BEC and phishing attacks soar by 20% and 41% respectively in H1 2023, according to Perception Point. Cyber attackers have continued to refine their methods, adopting more …

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