Phishing

Phishing attacks against the Apple brand reach 1.6 million in six months

There have been 1.6 million phishing attacks targeting the Apple brand name in the first half of 2019. This is up nine percent on the total number of attacks seen last year, revealing a growing trend. These figures come from Kaspersky’s Threats to Mac Users Report 2019, released this week, which shows the number of cases …

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Spear phishing: a dangerous sport

The term “spear fishing” might conjure up images of an ancient method of hunting an aquatic dinner, a sport once considered (but rejected) as an Olympic category, but the alternate spelling means something very different to those in the IT field. Spear phishing is a less widely known subcategory of the attack type known as …

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What You Need to Know About Phishing Scams (And How to Avoid Getting Hooked)

We have a tendency to treat our online activity like the safe, convenient space it feels like. Most people just aren’t on guard when surfing the web in their pajamas. The easy connectivity of the digital world can make you think you are anonymous and secure—like you’re watching the world from the security of your …

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Phishing Statistics: What an Attack Costs Your Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

On average, a cyber attack costs small businesses $53,987. While this is much less than the loss millions medium and large enterprises experience, proportion to size it is substantial. And one of the ways hackers wreak this havoc is using phishing attacks. So, what does a phishing attack costs your business? A new infographic from …

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How Spam and Phishing Work (and How To Handle It)

As the internet has evolved, the threat of cybercrime continues to rise with hackers constantly looking for new ways to steal information, extort money, and wreak havoc on businesses and individuals. Although major data breaches dominate the news today, most instances of cyber-attacks occur on a smaller scale. Despite the omnipresence of social media, email …

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Targeting Phishing Attacks: Security Best Practices to Protect Your Business

By Mike Petsalis Email gets a bad rap. It’s treated as a cumbersome messaging system that was invented to work on the system that came before the internet, and has been rumored to be “dead” or dying for years now. Yet, it is still used extensively wherever communication is necessary for normal business operations. Its openness …

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