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2021 Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Dec 16, 2020

What to Look for in the New Year

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the most difficult year in recent memory is almost over. By my count, we have less than 20 days to go, and that’s clearly not enough time for the murder hornets to make a comeback and take over the world.

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Tags: cybersecurity, phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, business email compromise, 2021, document attacks, command & control, https security, threat landscape

Protect Your Employees from Business Email Compromise Attacks

Posted by Mehul Patel on Oct 29, 2020

Menlo Imposter Threat Detection Flags Payloadless Attacks that Impersonate Senior Executives and Other VIPs

Cyberattacks aren’t always delivered via a payload such as a link to a malicious URL or an infected file attachment. Rather than trick users into downloading malicious content, attacks without payloads—otherwise known as imposter threats—use fake communications to get victims to carry out risky behavior, often offline. These fakes include emails such as phony government requests for a Social Security number, a relative’s plea for a wire transfer, a request from the boss to release proprietary business information or, more recently, give up personal information in exchange for health information and remedies about Covid-19.

 

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Tags: email security, payloadless attacks, CEO wire fraud, scams, business email compromise, imposter threats, threat detection, email scam, mail spoofing, payroll diversion

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