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
Portfolio Marketing Manager
The Top 3 Trends in Phishing Right Now (Part 1)
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. Then 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
Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
Do businesses get the online protection they need? Half say no.
Earlier this month, two major sport and shoe brands put their foot down on illicit counterfeit activity. A joint claim accused 53 different ecommerce sellers of various counts of trademark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition. In the claim, both companies said they suffered “daily and sustained violations of their trademark rights at the hands of counterfeiters and infringers”, with money being diverted away from genuine brands and into the hands of counterfeiters. Companies report needing more support for online protection We all know that cybercrime has very real and damaging impacts. But did you know that many brands also struggle to... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Does your Business Structure Stack up to Organized Cybercrime?
There was a time when the biggest perceived threat to corporations online was the lone, basement-dweller whose mission to unleash makeshift mayhem left unsuspecting networks vulnerable to attack. Names like Albert Gonzalez, who notoriously extracted millions of credit and debit card numbers from TJX Companies, might come to mind. Cybercrime, however, has evolved to unprecedented levels of complexity that looked more like business structures than singular bad actors. Today, crime rings often include organizational charts, international reach, C-level executives and even human resources departments. Crimeware-as-a-service (Caas) tools like these make recruiting easier than ever for ring leaders. In fact, some even... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More