It’s fitting that National Security Awareness Month ends on Halloween. It’s the time to contemplate scary things, whether ghouls, men in lederhosen stumbling about with steins or the real deal, phishing emails loaded with ransomware.
BY MIKE SAURBAUGH AND GEOFF SINGER
Visualize Phishing Relationships with PhishMe Intelligence™ and Maltego
Fishing (without the “P”) is not a lot of fun when you just drop a line in the water and hope for the best. When fishermen want to see where the fish are, they look to the fish finder on the bridge to “look underwater” to find schools of fish. Similarly, when an analyst is looking to “catch” a phishing campaign, correlating the attacker’s campaigns and their payloads can benefit by being able to visually graph and link phishing threats. PhishMe Intelligence combined with Maltego can deliver the “phish finder” that an analyst needs.
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?
When considering your organization’s response to a simulated phish, it is critical to understand that we are emulating / practicing for real life events with the purpose of conditioning appropriate response patterns in our user base.
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.
PhishMe has been named a consecutive leader in Gartner’s 2017 Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Magic Quadrant. It’s the second year we’ve been recognized as a leader and positioned highest in “ability to execute.”
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.
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.
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.