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Built-in email security measures inadequate - Trend Micro
The Cloud App Security report details how escalating email threat levels are exposing organisations to an increased risk of fraud, spying, information theft, and spoofing.
Sextortion attacks targeting education orgs - Barracuda
“Employees are more likely to receive a sextortion scam than an employee impersonation or business email compromise attack.”
Cisco CISO survey reveals mixed news for cybersecurity
Cybersecurity professionals are growing in confidence, but visibility and employee risks remain major concerns.
Spoofs, forgeries, and impersonations plague inboxes
It pays to double check any email that lands in your inbox, because phishing attacks are so advanced that they can now literally originate from a genuine sender’s account – but those emails are far from genuine.
Massive jump in email fraud targeting healthcare - Proofpoint
The report analyses more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries in both 2017 and 2018 to identify email fraud attack trends.
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
Techday spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
IRD warns against phishing as personal tax changes kick in
In the last month, two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers to fill in a form to receive a refund owed to them.
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
Cofense launches MSSP program to provide phishing defence for SMBs
SMBs are highly susceptible to phishing attacks, and often lack the resources necessary to stop advanced threats
Internet issues, phishing emails top SMEs' tech concerns
A survey of UK small businesses has found that many are concerned about how internet-related issues could affect their business in 2019.
Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.
Phishing emails only going to get smarter, warns security firm
Phishing emails typically mimic the look and feel of an email written by someone in authority, such as a bank, or even a colleague.
Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.
Using layered security to stay safe over the holidays
SonicWall’s Capture Labs threat researchers recorded 28 times more ransomware attacks on Black Friday compared to last year.
Exclusive: Three access management learnings from 2018
There was a renewed global response to data security in 2018, placing pressure on organisations to assume more responsibility for the data they hold.
Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
SMS phishing scam sweeps Australia
"SMS is an easier way for scammers to pretend they are sending from a well-known business that people know and trust."
Exclusive: Securing cloud data in the APAC environment
The majority of users are unable to develop good cyber hygiene in line with the rapid rate of digitalisation that the APAC region is undergoing.
Phishing: It's all too easy on mobile devices
A single errant tap moves an attacker closer to your data.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
How phishing is evolving to outpace awareness
While email providers have made strides in flagging suspicious emails and source domains, reducing the effectiveness of attacks, attackers’ techniques have also evolved.
Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.