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Mission Impossible 17 – Spear Phishing

Posted by Jason Steer on Oct 24, 2017

Spear phishing attacks continue to plague businesses of all sizes, across all sectors. Detection of these messages remains an impossible feat. Spear phishing messages plague everyone and their intent ranges from delivering malware or ransomware, to stealing passwords and personal information, such as bank account information. All of these things have a high value in the online criminal world, hence why spear phishing is the most popular tool in the cyber attack arsenal today.

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Tags: spear-phishing, anti-phishing, cyber attacks, cyber security, ransomware, cyber training

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

Phishing: It’s Not About Stupidity, It’s About Sophistication

Posted by Greg Maudsley on Jul 18, 2017

There was a time not long ago when victims of phishing attacks were considered stupid. But now that the general population is becoming more aware of the phishing problem, the “pool of stupidity” is shrinking. Easy prey is becoming more difficult to find, so phishing is evolving to new levels of sophistication. Attacks using OAuth, Data URI, PDF credential phish, and PunyCode are now so difficult to detect, even security administrators themselves are falling victim.

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Tags: oAuth, malware, malware vulnerabilities, anti-phishing, phishing, punycode, gmail phishing campaign, uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme

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

Gartner Cool Vendor Report Names Menlo Security and Describes Benefits of Browser Isolation

Posted by Peter Lunk on Jun 16, 2017

If you find it challenging to prioritize which security innovations to implement this year, this latest Gartner report can help. It names Menlo Security as a 2017 Cool Vendor for Security for Mid-Size Enterprise, and explains how any resource-constrained IT team can use browser isolation to reduce exposure to malware and phishing attacks.

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Tags: cyber attacks, spear-phishing, anti-phishing, isolation, cybersecurity, gartner, browser-based attacks, browser, remote browsing, email threats

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

Email Phishing and Web Malware: Still the Same

Posted by Jason Steer on May 31, 2017

It’s 2017, and many organisations are still grappling with solving two of the biggest routes of attack into their business from the Internet - via their employees' in-boxes and web browsers. 

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

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, Wana Decryptor, WCry, phishing scams, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, 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, Wana Decryptor, WCry, phishing scams, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, 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: anti-phishing, hospitality, hacked, ransomware, spear-phishing, isolation, read-only mode

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