Tag: spear phishing

Fake news needs real tools

Fake news needs real tools

As a journalist, I’m often at the forefront of covering major news stories, whether it be a court case or a tornado. The proliferation of “fake news” however, has become a significant issue to the reporting profession. Not only has...

/ September 10, 2020
Coronavirus fraud: companies face new phishing attacks

Coronavirus fraud: companies face new phishing attacks

As Coronavirus COVID-19 makes its way across the world, individuals are doing their best to stay up-to-date on the latest outbreak locations and confirmed cases. Hackers have created new attacks based on the public interest in this virus.

/ March 17, 2020
Staying ahead of social engineering attacks

Staying ahead of social engineering attacks

According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, social engineering represents 93 percent of email breaches. While social engineering and spear phishing attacks have malicious intent to get something from the user, they are built differently from other attacks. They...

/ March 5, 2020
Report: Defending against business email compromise attacks

Report: Defending against business email compromise attacks

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks pack quite a punch, despite making up a comparatively small percentage of overall number of spear phishing attacks. According to a recent report from FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, complaints filed between June 2016 and July...

/ December 26, 2019
The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The eggnog is freshly made, the presents are wrapped, and holiday cheer is here. Meanwhile, the MSP maintaining the North Pole network has been busy keeping the servers from crashing and hackers from breaching the wish lists. So now is...

/ December 25, 2019
Keeping up with spear phishing criminals

Keeping up with spear phishing criminals

Remember the days when everything you had to protect was safely housed behind a first-generation firewall, before the proliferation of the cloud and sophisticated cyber threats? We heard that long sigh and we understand. We miss the ’90s too. Advancements...

/ July 16, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How have email threats evolved?

Ask an MSP Expert: How have email threats evolved?

Q: As cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated, it is harder to keep up with the different types of attacks. What are some of the most prevalent methods of email attacks today, and what do I need to know about them?...

/ May 20, 2019
MSPs need to deliver better employee training due to the rise of spear phishing

MSPs need to deliver better employee training due to the rise of spear phishing

For businesses and the MSPs that serve them, achieving effective IT security requires a strategy with several layers of defense. To thwart potential breaches, most organizations understand that – at a minimum – endpoint access should be tightly controlled, data...

/ February 18, 2019 / 1 Comment