Social Engineering stories
Social engineering biggest threat to online safety - Avast
The Avast Q2 Threat Report found that over 75% of all threat detections on desktops were attributed to scams, phishing, and malvertising.
WatchGuard Threat Lab Report reveals new security threats
WatchGuard Technologies' latest Threat Lab Report reveals new browser-based social engineering trends, revealing China and Russia behind 75% of new threats.
Top risky security behaviours of employees revealed
"These findings from our new SecurityCoach product are definitely concerning and reiterate the importance of developing a strong security culture.”
Ransomware, social engineering costs skyrocket – report
"With the growth and increasing sophistication of social engineering, organisations must enhance the protection of their senior leadership now."
Social engineering a profitable business for hackers
Widespread accessibility to generative AI tools, like ChatGPT, means that email scams are more convincing than ever before.
Mandiant details prolific North Korean cyber-espionage group
Mandiant has assessed with high confidence that APT43 is a moderately-sophisticated cyber operator that supports the interests of the North Korean regime.
Blockchain: Why I prefer Proof of Stake (And why Ethereum does too)
Consensus mechanisms are tough to get right. Without a good one, the whole concept of decentralisation falls apart quickly: your efficient, fair, real-time, functional, reliable, and secure public ledger simply doesn’t exist.
Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
As people get better at identifying potential threats in their inbox, threat actors must evolve their methods. Their new M.O? Social engineering.
Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and attack corporate payment systems.
Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
There was an increase in the number of attacks aimed at the trade industry and medical institutions, as well in the number of social engineering attacks on individuals.
Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
There are pressures to stay trading, but it is imperative to ensure that actions taken now don’t encourage security disasters in the future.
COVID-19 could boost need for cyber insurance
The reality is that most individuals don’t have adequate protection or knowledge of how to get protection.
Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – Mimecast
Research by Vanson Bourne revealed that 44% of respondents believed that their CEO was the weak link in their cybersecurity operation.
Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
Overcoming deepfakes with deep learning
In the past couple of weeks, there have been high-profile examples of deepfakes, where deep learning, an advanced subset of AI, is used to manipulate videos to create fake videos.
Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
Cyber threats progressing as defenses evolve - Trustwave
The findings illustrate cybercriminals deviating towards a more focused approach against targets by using better obfuscation techniques and improved social engineering skills.
Okta launches $50mil fund to fuel identity solutions startups
The fund will seek out startups that are aligned with Okta's vision of enabling any organisation to use any technology.
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.