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PhishLabs Enhances Email Incident Response Service

Posted by The PhishLabs Team on Jun 18, '19

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of our enhanced Email Incident Response service. Email Incident Response detects, prevents, and automatically responds to threats that bypass email security technology.

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Topics: Email Incident Response

The Definition of Phishing

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 12, '19

Defining phishing is simple, right? Not exactly.

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Topics: Phishing

Should User Passwords Expire? Microsoft Ends its Policy

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 6, '19

If you have ever worked for an organization that uses Microsoft-based systems, there is a high likelihood that your IT or security team has implemented a policy that occasionally forces you to create a new password. Years ago it was every three months, then every two, and so on. This policy was heavily encouraged by Microsoft, but as of May of this year, they have reversed course.

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Topics: Policy, Microsoft, Password

6/13 Webinar: Handling Threats That Land in User Inboxes

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 4, '19

The risk of a user receiving a phishing attack is higher than ever, and technological solutions often miss the most devastating of them.

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The Rise in Mobile Phishing Attacks

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 29, '19

Each year new phishing techniques result in more attacks successfully landing in user inboxes. In most cases, threat actors are no different than anyone else, and follow the hottest trends in an effort to be more relevant. During tax season they may push out tax scams, during elections they may push bogus political-inspired healthcare emails, and there are even Game of Thrones inspired attacks, too.

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Topics: PTI Report

These Are the Top Most Targeted Countries by Phishing Attacks

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 23, '19

The United States is once again, and for the foreseeable future, the most targeted country by threat actors’ phishing attacks. Making up an astonishing 84% of all phishing volume, the U.S. saw a single percent decline from 85% last year. But...

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Topics: PTI Report

Beyond the Top 5 Industries Most Impacted by Social Engineering

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 16, '19

In this year’s annual Phishing Trends and Intelligence report we identified phishing sites targeting more than 1,200 different brands belonging to 773 parent institutions. Of the top five targeted industries, they accounted for 83.9% of total phishing volume. There are two big takeaways from this finding: financial institutions are back on top, and each industry is still at risk.

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Topics: PTI Report

Phishing Volume Continues to Rise

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 2, '19

Back in the olden days of the internet, when AOL’s dial-up connection still made horrible sounds prior to getting you access to your inbox, phishing attacks were born. Somewhere in the mid-1990s, internet-based social engineering attacks were born and designed to capture credentials on AOL by way of a program called AOHell, and expanded on to stealing credit card numbers or other private accounts. That was nearly 25 years ago, yet to this day, social engineering-based attacks still happen, and in more mass than ever before.

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Topics: PTI Report

The Most Common Types of Reported Emails

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Apr 25, '19

There are all sorts of things that end up in your inbox, but among those that are reported to a SOC or security team, malicious content only makes up a small percent. Among the analysis provided in this year’s annual Phishing Trends and Intelligence (PTI) report, we added a new section based on data from our Phishing Incident Response team.

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Topics: PTI Report, Phishing Incident Response

2019 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report: The Growing Social Engineering Threat

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Apr 16, '19

Phishing has and will continue to be a threat to anyone connected to the web. This is a fact set in stone, and regardless of advancements in technology, social engineering will allow these attacks to continue to be successful.

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Topics: PTI Report

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