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APAC accounts for 1/4 of global malicious emails in 2022
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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email security
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spam
There are three main factors which cause the bulk of spam emails targeting APAC: population, high adoption of e-services, and pandemic lockdowns.
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Spear-phishing attacks on the rise, with risk to small businesses
Mon, 21st Mar 2022
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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attack
According to a new report by Barracuda, Spear-phishing attacks are evolving and becoming significantly more common.
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ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
Wed, 9th Feb 2022
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ransomware
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cryptocurrency
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malware
ESET's Threat Report sheds light on the most frequent external attack vectors, the reason behind the rise of email threats, and fluctuating threats due to cryptocurrencies.   
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New email detection launched for Google Workspace to detect spear phishing
Fri, 22nd Oct 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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"Phishing is responsible for 95% of all breaches including the latest high-profile ransomware exploits."
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New spear phishing detection and response service launched for Microsoft 365
Wed, 1st Sep 2021
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microsoft
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phishing
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email security
Current email defenses, including Microsoft 365 built-in security, miss up to 65% of targeted attacks.
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Salesforce misconfiguration exposes sensitive data, warns Varonis
Fri, 13th Aug 2021
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cybersecurity
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salesforce
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spear phishing
"At a minimum, a malicious actor could exploit this misconfiguration to perform recon for a spear-phishing campaign."
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Surge in targeted spear phishing as attackers look for weak link
Wed, 4th Aug 2021
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phishing
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email security
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barracuda
"Cybercriminals are getting sneakier about who they target with their attacks."
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Cyber-attackers target COVID-19 vaccine supply chain in sweeping phishing campaign
Fri, 4th Dec 2020
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email security
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phishing
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ibm security
IBM’s Security X-Force, a task force created in the early days of the pandemic with an aim to combat cyber-attacks related to potential vaccines’ supply chains, released details on a coordinated effort to disrupt the COVID-19 ‘cold chain’.
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Organisations already have the threat intelligence they need, finding it and actioning it is another question
Mon, 31st Aug 2020
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Many organisations steer towards relying upon external threat intelligence feeds, though this has limitations because even if you subscribe to every single threat intelligence feed, gaps still remain, as many attacks are customised to bypass traditional security controls. 
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Kaseya acquires phishing defense platform, Graphus
Tue, 25th Aug 2020
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microsoft
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phishing
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it automation
The Graphus solution uses AI technology to defend Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite inboxes from a variety of threats delivered via email.
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60% of IT managers think email cyber-attacks are 'inevitable' - report
Fri, 12th Jun 2020
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Mimecast has released its latest State of Email Security report, which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision-makers on their view of the current state of cybersecurity.
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Google most popular brand to impersonate in phishing campaigns - report
Thu, 28th May 2020
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microsoft
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phishing
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email security
A new report from Barracuda released today shows 100,000 attacks impersonating reputable brands, with 65% of this figure using Google as a masquerade.
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Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Thu, 22nd Aug 2019
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phishing
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email security
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barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
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Financial organisations plagued by spear phishing attacks
Thu, 11th Jul 2019
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cybersecurity
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dlp
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barracuda
Finance department employees are most heavily targeted by these attacks, because they are most likely to deal with banks and other financial institutions.
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One Identity: How to mitigate the risks of spearphishing
Fri, 14th Jun 2019
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phishing
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email security
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ueba
Targeting one company rather than casting a wide net allows threat actors to take a more sophisticated approach.
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Bait, hook and catch – targeted spearphishing on the rise
Fri, 3rd May 2019
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cybersecurity
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barracuda
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spear phishing
Spearphishing attacks, where a threat actor impersonates employees or popular web services, are on the rise.
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Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
Thu, 24th Jan 2019
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phishing
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email security
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google
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
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Businesses too slow on attack detection – CrowdStrike
Thu, 13th Dec 2018
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ai
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malware
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ai security
The 2018 CrowdStrike Services Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals IR strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 200 cases.
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4 tips to keep safe when phishing for treats this Halloween
Wed, 31st Oct 2018
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Jason Howells shares Barracuda MSP's top four tips to protect your business and help identify a phishing scam from a mile away.
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Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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malware
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banking industry
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bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
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Ransomware on the rise, creeping into business critical systems
Tue, 10th Apr 2018
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malware
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ddos
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ransomware
Verizon's comprehensive annual DBIR report has just been released with a number of shocking findings like ransomware incidents doubling in number.
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How to get SMBs to take their cybersecurity seriously
Mon, 9th Apr 2018
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Barracuda’s APJ sales VP sat down to explain how he sees the NZ SMB security market and how partners can go about helping them stay safe.
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Security expert comments on spearphishing attacks against Singapore universities
Fri, 6th Apr 2018
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malware
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cyber security agency of singapore
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spear phishing
"These attacks against universities serve as a reminder that more cross-country collaboration is needed to stop attackers from gaining an upper hand."
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Cofense to bring phishing’s meteoric rise back down to earth
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Formerly PhishMe, Cofense is on a mission to stamp out phishing and is celebrating its rebranding by offering you FREE party packs.
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