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Financial Phishing for Funds and (Customer) Facts

Posted by Jay Kelley on Sep 26, 2017

It seems that almost daily, there is a new story about another bank or financial services institution (FSI) falling victim to a phishing or other cyberattack. 

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Tags: malware, isolation, malicious code, anti-phishing, cyberattacks, CISO, multi-factor authentication, Trickbot banking Trojan, Trojans, remote browers

Why Financial Institutions Are Phishing’s “Big Catch”

Posted by Jay Kelley on Aug 29, 2017

The financial services industry is consistently among the most highly targeted industries for cyberattacks. Financial services institutions (FSIs) are a popular and frequent focus of attackers because, to quote famed bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks: “That’s where the money’s at.”  

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Tags: malware, phishing, isolation, ransomware, credential theft, drive-by exploits, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, watering hole attacks, phishing attacks, financial services industry, cyberattacks, banking credentials, keyloggers, employee credential theft

Stop Phishing With Technology AND Training

Posted by Jay Kelley on Aug 17, 2017

While Black Hat USA 2017 ended three weeks ago, I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences on my very first Black Hat USA 2017 after being in security for 15+ years. 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, credential theft, cyber theft, black hat, cyber attacks, cyber training, authentication and application security, spearphishing, Black Hat Conference, Ichthyology, phishing training, phishing attacks

Massive Cyber Attack Threatens End Users, Again

Posted by Jay Kelley on Jun 28, 2017

Another week, another massive cyber attack hits the world. Since the Wikileaks share, powerful new hacking tools are readily available to anyone in the world. This will not be the last attack leveraging these newly available weapons.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, security strategy, anti-phishing, bitcoin, cyber threats, cyber attacks, remote browsers, WannaCrypt, GoldenEye

Manipulating Democracy by Spearphishing Candidates

Posted by Jay Kelley on Jun 7, 2017

Recent news is all about election hacking, with the publication this week by The Intercept of a top-secret report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), detailing how Russian military intelligence or state-sponsored attackers – or, maybe as Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in a recent interview, “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers – launched a multi-pronged phishing and spearphishing attack on voter registration during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, infosec euope

Phishing & Whaling at FS-ISAC

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 22, 2017

Exhibiting at the recent FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017 at the Dolphin Convention Center (which could have doubled as a meat locker at times because it was so cold, while other times it could have been a large sauna it was so hot and steamy!), there was a mini-monsoon outside at one point. It was like Mother Nature was mimicking the downpour of cyber attacks confronting the financial services players at the event. It was a deluge! 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, credential theft, financial services, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017

The (Human) Face of Ransomware

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 19, 2017

When you start to realize the scope and impact the ransomware attack that began on Friday, May 12, 2017, and continued to roll onward into last weekend had not only a huge negative effect on businesses and their operations, but on everyday people, it begins to become all too real.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, ransomware, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, Telefonica, Vodafone, Gas Natural, watering hole attacks, wannacry

It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 14, 2017

A picture of a London newsstand on Saturday, May 13, 2017, the day after the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack struck. (Picture by Jason Steer, Menlo Security, Inc.)

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Tags: ransomware, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, phishing scams, Wana Decryptor, WCry, ETERNALBLUE, Windows security update, MS17-010

WCry Ransomware: The End of the World as We Know It?

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 13, 2017

The day started out as normally as any Friday in May around the world could. 

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Tags: ransomware, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, phishing scams, Wana Decryptor, WCry, ETERNALBLUE, Windows security update, MS17-010

Don’t Let Phishing Ruin Your Trip

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 10, 2017

Traveling on business, you check into a business-friendly hotel for a few days. You approach the front desk of the hotel, checking in after a long flight. But, the front desk staff is, unfortunately, unable to check you in because the hotel’s electronic key system has been hacked. Someone on the hotel’s staff opened an email from an unknown party, clicked on an unknown link, and malware has infected the electronic key system. So, until ransom is paid, keys cannot be issued. Would you ever stay at that hotel again? Probably not. 

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Tags: isolation, ransomware, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, hospitality, hacked, read-only mode

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