Social Engineering stories - Page 2
Top risky security behaviours of employees revealed
Security awareness training and simulated phishing platform KnowBe4 has unveiled the top 10 risky behaviours of employees on work devices.
Ransomware, social engineering costs skyrocket – report
Ransomware attacks are becoming more costly, with the median cost per incident doubling to $26,000, according to Verizon Business.
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)
Proof of Stake is the preferred consensus mechanism for Ethereum and CENNZnet, offering energy efficiency and scalability. Find out why.
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.
KnowBe4 appoints Natalie Burrows as ANZ director of sales
Natalie Burrows appointed as ANZ director of sales to help improve overall security culture and tackle social engineering for APAC organizations.
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
The rise in online transactions has led to a surge in cyber-attacks, with fraudsters exploiting vulnerabilities in corporate payment systems, warns eftsure.
Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
Attacks on trade enterprises have significantly risen, with a 56% increase in the trade industry, according to Positive Technologies.
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
Cybercriminals exploit COVID-19 fears, targeting vulnerable groups with scams and malware, raising cyber insurance need.
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
Deepfakes raise alarm as AI-crafted videos blur truth lines, challenging media integrity.
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
2019 Trustwave report unveils evolving cyber threats and data breach trends.
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
Proofpoint's report reveals a surge in phishing attacks, with 83% of firms hit in 2018.
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.
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.