Don’t Go In the Attachment: 5 Security Reminders in Honor of Halloween

Do we really need another Halloween-themed security blog?

Yep. We do. Not because our edgiest holiday triggers more cyber threats. No, Halloween season is scary because it’s been absorbed by the winter holidays—the spendiest, cyber-riskiest time on the retail calendar, beginning in mid-September and lasting until…it ends, right?

PhishMe Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Company recognized as a Leader for second consecutive year and positioned highest in ability to execute 

LEESBURG, VA. – October 27, 2017 – Today PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, announced it was named a leader in Gartner’s October 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. PhishMe has been recognized as a leader for two consecutive years and is positioned highest in ability to execute.

Sage Ransomware Distinguishes Itself with Engaging User Interface and Easy Payment Process

In early 2017, the Sage ransomware distinguished itself with a fresh take on the business model for criminal ransomware operations. Built with an engaging, intuitive user interface for requesting the ransom payment, it also reinforced the fact criminals are willing to invest in developing new versions of established ransomware tools.  Sage has reasserted itself as a relevant player on the already-saturated ransomware threat landscape with version 2.2.

PhishMe Recognized as a 2017 Fastest Growing Company by Washington Business Journal

Company is one of Washington D.C.’s fastest growing companies for second consecutive year

LEESBURG, VA. – October 26, 2017 – Today PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, announced that it has been recognized as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies by Washington Business Journal (WBJ) for the second consecutive year. PhishMe moved up in the rankings from #21 in 2016 to #11 this year. The company was also in the top five companies that received the greatest percentage (288%) of employee growth between 2014 and 2016.

Fake Swiss Tax Administration Office Emails Deliver Retefe Banking Trojan

PhishMe®’s Phishing Defence Centre has observed multiple emails with a subject line that includes a reference to tax declarations in Switzerland (Original subject in German: “Fragen zu der Einkommensteuerklaerung”) as shown in Figure 1. The sender pretends to be a tax officer working for the tax administration (Eidgenoessische Steuerverwaltung ESTV) and is asking the victim to open the attached file to answer questions about the tax declaration.