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Is It a Phish? April 20 Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Apr 20, '18

As you are aware, phishing is certainly not a new cyber threat, yet it continues to be one of the most pervasive and costly to businesses and consumers. With nearly endless examples, we have decided to develop a new series that not only highlights some of these attacks, but also sharing helpful tips along the way for spotting them.

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Topics: Phishing, Phishing Simulation, Phish

2018 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report: The Shift to Enterprise

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Apr 17, '18

Like years past, phishing continues to be an evolving threat. What once was a simple attack that would hit everyone from your neighbors to your colleagues’ inboxes has since expanded to different medians and tactics growing in sophistication.

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Topics: PTI Report

RSA 2018: Preview the Latest Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Apr 3, '18

RSA 2018 is nearly here and with it PhishLabs will unveil the emerging cybercrime trends and intelligence contained within this year’s Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report.

In addition to this year’s PTI report findings, our Director of Threat Intelligence, Crane Hassold, will be onsite discussing how he discovered and tracked the recently indicted Iranian’s tied to the Mabna Institute.

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Topics: Events, PTI Report

With Spoofed Calls on the Rise, FCC Seeks New ID Authentication Program

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Mar 14, '18

Spoofing a phone number is not a new concept, you probably get several calls from them a day, but with the accessibility of VoIP solutions and open source software spoofing a phone number is a breeze.

Telemarketers, robocalls, spammers, scammers, and even prank callers use it, and what once started as a simple grab and go of any available phone number has since evolved.

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Topics: Vishing, Phone Fraud, Spoofing

Understanding Google Chrome’s Upcoming https Changes

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Mar 6, '18

Can a single word create broad-sweeping implications to how we use the internet? It most certainly can, and an upcoming software update to Google Chrome may drive a false sense of security while shaming other sites all due to a single word: Secure.

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Topics: Brand Abuse Lure, Phish, Google, https

PhishLabs Launches Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Mar 2, '18

Today, PhishLabs is proud to announce the launch of our new annual scholarship program that is focused on furthering professionals interested in the growing world of cybersecurity. Dubbed the Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, we will be able to help fuel student’s growth into one of the most in-demand industries.

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Topics: Company News, Scholarship

Webinar Announcement: Microlearning for Macro Results

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Feb 28, '18

Training and education models of the past are antiquated and ineffective, and when it comes to the risk of your company and clients that simply isn’t good enough.

Our webinar for March will focus on a new and improved education model that can be built out as part of an organization’s security awareness training.

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Topics: security awareness training

Qadars: Modular Features That Make This a True Threat

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Feb 27, '18

In January we released an in-depth technical white paper that pulls apart the Qadars Banking Trojan, a threat that targets financial institutions, POS systems, and even popular online gaming sites.

There was a great deal of information, including just how much effort our R.A.I.D. team had to put into reverse-engineer the malware, which is why we wanted to further highlight exactly why this trojan is such a threat.

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Topics: Qadars, Threat Monitor

HIMSS: Why the Healthcare Industry is a Unique Target for Cyber Criminals

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Feb 22, '18

HIMSS 18 health IT conference is coming up March 5-9 in Las Vegas, and the PhishLabs team will be in attendance to chat about why the healthcare industry is such a unique target for cyber criminals and what organizations can do to defend against cyber threats. 

You can also join Chris Bowen, our Senior Security Engineer, and Ryan Clemency, Account Executive, for a discussion around healthcare targeting and how organizations can leverage their security technologies and assets to manage risk.

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Topics: Events, HIMSS

How Security Teams Handle Malware Analysis

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Feb 16, '18

During our webinar focused on the Qadars Banking Trojan there was a great deal of analysis provided on just how evasive the threat is.  This begs the question, how does your team handle malware analysis?

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Topics: Phishing, Qadars, Threat Monitor

   

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