There’s no question that intellectual property is at stake online. The question is how it’s being compromised.
Infringements, malware, phishing – one thing these threats have in common is that they leverage your brand equity. To defend yourself again...st this shapeshifter, you’ll need to understand your attacker’s intent – are they out to siphon your money, or your traffic?
Is it the brand they’re after?
Brand reputation can be influenced by many factors. The inevitable exposure that comes with doing business online heightens the risk to both an organization’s reputation and to its security. Damage to reputation, lost revenue and increased...Read More
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 97 percent of online pharmacies are illegitimate and unsafe.
Many of these online pharmacies involve highly sophisticated criminal enterprises and sell medicines that don’t work or are harmful to your he...alth. Beyond serious health dangers, many of these illegitimate online pharmacy schemes also utilize malware to steal consumer credentials (such as credit card numbers and identities) – which further heightens the gravity of the situation. What's more, these threats of imposter medical products can also bleed into online reputation and domain management issues.
For pharmaceutical companies, being associated with these types of illegitimate online...Read More
Of all the problems that businesses face in brand protection, dark web challenges land among the most significant. While the environment itself is not new, organizations have started to realize they need visibility to better understand the scale of t...heir threats.
Accessible only via anonymizing software, it has at certain times taken on the role of a digital black market – vulnerable to nefarious individuals looking to buy and sell illegal goods, from drugs and weapons to reams of personal data.
The mystery that surrounds the dark web – combined with the illicit activity that takes place within it – has...Read More
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 p...rimary 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
Despite sounding as though it’s been lifted directly from a science fiction novel, cryptocurrency is entirely real. The term is used to describe a range of digital currencies that can be used to purchase goods and services over the internet, and has ...recently found mainstream popularity through the rise of bitcoin – undoubtedly the most well-known of cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin quickly became a phenomenon when its value started to skyrocket a few years back, and people realised they could make serious money from investing in it. From January 2017 to December the same year, the price of bitcoin rose over 2000%, from...Read More