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Spear Phishing stories

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Rugy World Cup highlights needs for cybersecurity
Fri, 29th Sep 2023
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cybersecurity
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sports
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globaldata
Major sporting events such as the RWC are extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks, especially from bad actors with financial motives.
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Nearly half of Australian organisations were victims of spear phishing in 2022
Thu, 25th May 2023
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cybersecurity
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email security
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barracuda
Cybercriminals continue to barrage organisations with targeted email attacks, and many companies are struggling to keep up.
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APAC accounts for 1/4 of global malicious emails in 2022
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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phishing
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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
The latest ESET Threat Report reveals key insights into external attack vectors, email threats, and the impact of cryptocurrency exchange rates.
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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
SlashNext launches email detection and response for Google Workspace, aiming to combat targeted cyber attacks.
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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
SlashNext has launched its Email Detection and Response service for Microsoft 365, aiming to detect targeted attacks with accuracy.
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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
Salesforce misconfigurations could expose sensitive data, allowing attackers to steal information and perform spear-phishing campaigns, warns Varonis.
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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
The rise of targeted malicious email attacks is revealed in a new report by Barracuda, highlighting the need for improved protection measures.
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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 releases bombshell report on phishing campaign targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain in multiple countries.
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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 struggle to create an effective threat model, but internal threat intelligence data can provide valuable insights.
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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
60% of IT heads foresee email cyber-attacks in 2021, Mimecast report reveals rising cybercrime threat.
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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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malware
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ai security
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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.