Portfolio Marketing Manager
Don’t Let the Padlock Fool You! You May Not Be Safe
I took an informal poll of my non-industry friends on Facebook about the padlock in the address bar and what it meant to them. I either got “I don’t know,” or a variation of “it means that the website I’m visiting is secure” or “it’s why there is an ‘S’ in https.” Unfortunately, we’ve been led to falsely believe the padlock, or the “s” in https, means we are at a valid, legitimate site, and any communication with that website is secure. However, that is not entirely accurate. The padlock icon (or the word “Secure” or sometimes the organization name) along... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Learn the impacts of brand misuse and phishing at RSA
How effectively are you protecting your organization from brand misuse and consumer-targeted phishing attacks? Brand owners can find out the answers to this question and more during the annual RSA Conference, as experts divulge the details on what makes for the most impactful online strategies. Among the highlights, we’ll look at dual programs that combine both brand and fraud protection into a hybrid approach. Brand infringements are defined as unauthorized uses of intellectual property that divert traffic with impersonation or false affiliation. This includes false association, non-phishing brand impersonation, cybersquatting, brand and logo confusion, partner compliance, and keyword hijacking. Fraud, on... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Cryptocurrency users falling prey to phishing schemes
Once upon a time, a phishing email would nearly always impersonate a financial organization, would be poorly written and easily recognizable. Today, there are many ways that phishers can target organizations, employees and consumers – and multiple avenues that they take to do so. As society becomes increasingly dependent on online processes, phishers become more innovative in capitalizing on those practices. Case in point? Cryptophishing, a new form of online phishing that has surfaced with the advent of cryptocurrency in online financial practices. We’ll delve into this, but first, let’s review some background on cryptocurrency. What Is cryptocurrency? As of this... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Phishing kits now casting a wider net
A quick look at the impact of phishing attacks reveals some shocking statistics. According to research from MarkMonitor, the frequency of phishing attacks increased by 79 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year. The primary reason for the proliferation of phishing is clear: when done right, it can be an incredibly effective way for cyber criminals to get hold of confidential customer data that can then be used for illicit activity. But the sheer number of these attacks can also be explained through the commoditization of ‘phishing kits’, which have made it much easier... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
The Top 3 Trends in Phishing Right Now (Part 2)
What are the 2018 cybercrime trends? Well, there are a lot, from cryptocurrency – a new, emerging threat that I feel like we’ll be talking more about as the year goes on – to rising concerns over the Internet of Things attacks. Plus there are the tried-and-true attacks: classic phish, smishing and vishing that are still very effective. For the purpose of this two part series, I will focus on three prevalent trends that are most egregiously targeting our branded customers. Most commonly detected trends in the first quarter of 2018: Part 1:• SSL certs used in phishing• BEC scams and... Read More

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