The holidays are here and you know what that means. “Merry Phish-mas!” from every scammer who wants to bilk your business.
As Black Friday draws near, it seems that every company with anything to sell is sending emails to advertise their specials. Consumers can expect to see emails from all sorts of major retailers: Amazon, Dell, Fry’s, Home Depot, Khol’s, Microsoft, and everyone under the sun, with some really great deals. However, mixed into this pile of email are a tremendous number of messages touting shady deals that could lead consumers to give up personal information, money, or just land them with fake products instead of what they were shopping for. Here are two major categories of trouble that you might want to watch out for in your Black Friday Emails:
Back in June, PhishMe® launched our free computer-based training module on GDPR compliance. The feedback has been great, including urgent requests to make the training available in other languages.
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.
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.
Part 4 in a weekly blog series, “How Attackers Target Trust,” running during October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month and European Cyber Security Month.
Over the past decade, mobile phones and social media have become essential to how we ingest news and communicate friends and families.