Posts Tagged 'Phishing'

Got a great business idea? Want to expand with less risk? Build a good product, develop some training, put them together into a repeatable formula, and collect the royalties from your franchisees. This model, used successfully for everything from fast food to hair salons to tax preparation, is now available for criminal ransomware. Cybercriminals have […]

Balanced security capability, defense in depth, integrated countermeasures, and a threat-intelligence strategy are critical to defending your business from spear-phishing attacks. Spear phishing continues to be the most successful means of gaining entry to an enterprise network and to valuable business or personal data. According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, two-thirds of […]

A security-connected framework can help your organization thwart cybercrime. Crime gangs are building very legitimate-looking emails as cover for phishing and ransomware, and they are having enough success that the attacks are escalating. In the first quarter of 2015, McAfee Labs registered a 165% increase in new ransomware driven largely by the new, hard-to-detect CTB-Locker […]

In the Digital Age, email is second nature. It’s a commonly accepted method of communication, and a convenient one, at that. With convenience, however, comes danger – especially if you’re not even alerted to the bait! This email ‘bait’ I’m referring to comes in the form of phishing scams, which are becoming increasingly abundant as […]

Companies need to both educate their employees and implement prevention technology. No matter who you are, or how you get your email, you’re bound to be a target. That’s the inconvenient truth about phishing. The sheer volume is astonishing — McAfee Labs found over 150,000 new phishing URLs in the fourth quarter of 2014 alone. […]