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Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
Financial organisations plagued by spear phishing attacks
Finance department employees are most heavily targeted by these attacks, because they are most likely to deal with banks and other financial institutions.
One Identity: How to mitigate the risks of spearphishing
Targeting one company rather than casting a wide net allows threat actors to take a more sophisticated approach.
Bait, hook and catch – targeted spearphishing on the rise
Spearphishing attacks, where a threat actor impersonates employees or popular web services, are on the rise.
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
Businesses too slow on attack detection – CrowdStrike
The 2018 CrowdStrike Services Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals IR strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 200 cases.
4 tips to keep safe when phishing for treats this Halloween
Jason Howells shares Barracuda MSP's top four tips to protect your business and help identify a phishing scam from a mile away.
Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
Ransomware on the rise, creeping into business critical systems
Verizon's comprehensive annual DBIR report has just been released with a number of shocking findings like ransomware incidents doubling in number.
How to get SMBs to take their cybersecurity seriously
Barracuda’s APJ sales VP sat down to explain how he sees the NZ SMB security market and how partners can go about helping them stay safe.
Security expert comments on spearphishing attacks against Singapore universities
"These attacks against universities serve as a reminder that more cross-country collaboration is needed to stop attackers from gaining an upper hand."
Cofense to bring phishing’s meteoric rise back down to earth
Formerly PhishMe, Cofense is on a mission to stamp out phishing and is celebrating its rebranding by offering you FREE party packs.
Sophos unveils new phishing attack simulation solution
The new solution from Sophos allows organisations to run trial phishing 'attacks' on employees to see who is most susceptible and offer training.
Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.
Barracuda acquires social engineering platform PhishLine
PhishLine’s social engineering simulation and training platform expands Barracuda solutions to protect against email-borne targeted attacks.
New study shows Office 365 use surging, along with security concerns
The majority of businesses are now using Office 365, with ransomware still holding the place for top concern.
Move over ransomware; put spear phishing on your radar
Spear phishers continue to exploit security weaknesses in organisations using social engineering. It’s becoming the most significant security threat.
Expert spells out how businesses can 'block the spears'
There is no doubt about it, but spear-phishing is big business in 2017 - Menlo Security's Jason Steer explains how businesses can protect themselves.