2020 Goes Phishing: 10 Most Effective Scams This Year

Strange correspondence in your email inbox? Unsolicited phone call from corporate? Though you may not know it, you’re on the wrong end of a phishing scam—and it’s time for you to sink or swim. Phishing, or deception via electronic communication to obtain sensitive data, is a notoriously common practice among cybercriminals. Phishing scams may ask […]

Red Team Rising: New Era Tactics

It’s a race to the next innovation in security and hacking, and in a remote-working world, the path is more dubious than ever before. Red Team Assessments, or real-world cyber attack simulations, are designed to imagine the worst case scenario to put an organization’s defenses to the test against present-day malicious methods. But with an […]

Email Scams And Social Engineering: The Puppet And The Master

Venturing into your inbox on a Monday morning can feel like the most mundane of tasks. It’s easy to read, respond to, and discard new emails when you have hundreds of them to sort through. But in the process, you may be letting malicious entities slip through the cracks—and the chain reaction that can result […]

Avoiding COVID Cybersecurity Scams

Whether trying to reach you through personal or professional channels, scammers are everywhere, and they’re even more keen to strike amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When causing chaos is the name of the game, an unexpected transition to remote work provides the ideal environment for malicious actors to make an attempt on your information. Just in […]

Phishing Attack Causes Major Breach

However advanced cybercriminal tactics become, there will always be those who prefer to play it old-school—and sometimes the oldest, most reliable strategies are the ones you’re least prepared for. A recent attack on a health plan organization consisted of two phishing incidents, affecting two different subsidiaries of managed care company Magellan Health. Earlier this year, […]

Phishing Emails Win Again

For many, it’s a morning ritual. Come to work, grab a cup of coffee and start answering those emails. The sooner you’re caught up, the sooner you can get started on the day. Because of this, you may skim internal emails a little more quickly, only acting on what’s asked of you. After all, these […]

Spear Phishing: How to Avoid the Newest Tax-Based Scam

In a past blog post, we discussed how cyber criminals will often use tax season as a cover to attack unsuspecting organizations. Usually this is done via a phishing method where the attacker poses as a member of a particular organization’s C-Suite and requests sensitive information be sent their way – like W2 forms, for […]

Employee Training is the Only Way to Prevent Social Engineering

Social engineering is currently one of the hottest topics within the IT security world – for good reason. The use of this attack method is only increasing, as phishing attempts grew by a whopping 250% between October 2015 and March 2016, and to make matters worse, combatting this threat poses a very unique challenge. While phishing […]

The Biggest Threats of 2016 and Predictions for 2017

This year had its share of headline grabbing cybersecurity news. From Yahoo’s many breaches, to new threats in phishing and social engineering, 2016 wasn’t short on new threats. With the year wrapping up, we wanted to take a minute to recap what we saw as the biggest threats of 2016, what to prepare for in […]

A Different Type of Phishing

Often, we see phishing schemes being perpetrated by hackers seeking to steal information. Rarely do we discover a scheme that is essentially an elaborate marketing tactic. Healthcare Info Security reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a warning to organizations in the healthcare system, alerting them to an unusual phishing attempt. […]