Highly Targeted Email Attacks are on the Rise

New data shows a surge in attacks, what industries are targets, which users are at risk, and what you can expect to see in the future. It’s a simple trend, really: cybercriminals are getting smarter on how they play the cyberattack game. They are no longer resorting to shotgun
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Looking for a Job? Beware of Recruitment Sites

There’s yet another reason to not let your employees go looking for a new job on company time: cybercriminals are now leveraging recruitment sites. According to risk intelligence vendor Flashpoint, the number of mentions of activity, the availability of compromised credentials,
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Study: 86 Percent of Passwords are Terrible, and Employees Reuse Them All the Time

Troy Hunt, the founder of Haveibeenpwned came out with some brand new numbers that show there’s bad news and there’s more bad news. A few months ago he launched V2 of his Pwned Passwords list (half a billion of them) and the idea is to make them into a blacklist, as
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Legacy Cybersecurity Defenses Unable to Keep Pace with New Ransomware and Cryptojacking Threats

Webroot revealed results from its 2018 annual threat report, which demonstrated attackers are constantly trying new ways to get around established defenses. The data illustrates that attacks such as ransomware are becoming a worldwide threat and are seamlessly bypassing legacy
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“123456” Remains Most Common Password Found in Data Dumps in 2017

For the second year in a row, “123456” remained the top password among the millions of cleartext passwords exposed online thanks to data breach incidents at various providers. While having “123456” as your password is quite bad, the other terms found on a
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Tracking Which Employees Could be the Root Cause of a Cyber Attack

Kon Leong at Harvard Business Review wrote an excellent article about the problem of employees exposing your organization to cyber threats through human error. Here is an extract: Today, cybersecurity has expanded far beyond its traditional domain of external threats, typified by
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New Phishing Report: 90% of IT Execs Worry Most About Email Threats

Our colleagues at Phishme released the results of their US Phishing Response Trends Report, which looked at the phishing response strategies of two hundred senior IT security decision-makers across a variety of large industries in the United States. The report shows that
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New Survey: IT Security Spending is Up, Security is Not, and Ransomware’s the Biggest Worry

Executive Summary The second annual Cyren-Osterman Research U.S. security survey shows a significant disconnect between rising IT security spending and a low level of confidence in current protection, among many topics covered in the 24-page report, “IT Security at SMBs:
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