Q1 2016 Sees 93% of Phishing Emails Contain Ransomware

PhishMe’s Analysis of phishing campaigns, in first three months of 2016, shows an intensified 789% year-over-year spike in malware and phishing threats

Leesburg, (Va. USA) & London (UK) – June 04 2016-  PhishMe, a global provider of phishing-defense solutions for the enterprise, today revealed that its analysis of phishing email campaigns from the first three months of 2016 has seen a 6.3 million increase in raw numbers, due primarily to a ransomware upsurge against the last quarter of 2015. That is a staggering 789% jump.

Published today, PhishMe’s Q1 2016 Malware Review identified three key trends previously recorded throughout 2015, but have come to full fruition in the last few months:

PhishMe May Cybercrime Alert: Whaling Attacks, Employee Data Theft Expected to Surge

Human Phishing Defense Provider Launches Global Ransomware Resource Center

LEESBURG, VA–(Marketwired – May 17, 2016) – PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, today released its May Cybercrime Alert, warning organizations that its threat researchers expect to see a rise in several phishing attack types, including Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Whaling:

PhishMe Announces Simulator Small Business Edition and Releases Newly Improved CBT Training Modules

Global Experts in Human Phishing Defense Provide Enterprise-Grade Flagship Solution Designed for SMBs Worldwide, Updates Free Computer-Based Training Modules

LEESBURG, VA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – May 12, 2016) – PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today confirmed the release of Simulator™ Small Business Edition (SBE) — a scaled version of its market-leading flagship Simulator solution. Built specifically for smaller organizations, Simulator SBE conditions employee security behavior to identify and deflect phishing attacks through proven, immersive education processes. PhishMe also confirmed new updates to their CBFree Modules, PhishMe’s free premium Computer Based Training (CBT) courses designed to deliver compliant, best-in-class security awareness education.

PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mid-Atlantic 2016 Finalist

Judging Panel Recognizes PhishMe Co-Founder for Commitment to Leadership and Continued Innovation

LEESBURG, VA — (Marketwired) — 05/10/16 — PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani has been recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Mid-Atlantic finalist. The EY awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani to Present Key Benefits of Using Military Grade Cyber Defense Tactics to Fortify Financial Services Organizations at FS-ISAC Summit

“Cybersecurity: Why are we Failing?” General Session Presentation Among FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2016 Highlights

LEESBURG, VA–(Marketwired – May 2, 2016) – PhishMe® Inc., the pioneer in human phishing defense solutions, today announced that Rohyt Belani, CEO and cofounder, will present at the FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2016 on May 4 in Miami, FL. Belani’s presentation will focus on how military defense tactics can be used to strengthen cybersecurity, with emphasis on the important role effective human intelligence gathering and behavior conditioning plays in defensive programs.

PhishMe April Cybercrime Alert: Ransomware Attacks Expected to Increase

Cybersecurity Experts, Former Federal Law Enforcement Professionals Say Cryptocurrency, Digital Data and Vulnerable Employees May Fuel Largest Crimewave in Modern History

LEESBURG, Va. – March 31, 2016 – PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today released its April Cybercrime Alert, warning all organizations that its threat researchers expect ransomware attacks to increase as cybercriminals become increasingly aware that:

  • Ransomware is readily-available and changes faster than detection technologies can respond
  • In most cases, paying the ransom is the only way to free hostage data and systems
  • Recent successful ransom situations will only encourage more attempts
  • Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin can be used to force untraceable ransom payments
  • Humans are widely susceptible to phishing, the most commonly used ransomware attack vector

PhishMe’s Rohyt Belani Honored as a CEO of the Year in Info Security Products Guide’s 2016 Global Excellence Awards

Judges Recognize PhishMe CEO for Leadership Excellence and Significant Contributions to the Cybersecurity Community

LEESBURG, VA – March 10, 2016 – PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced that CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani has been honored as a “CEO of the Year” category winner of the 2016 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards®. These prestigious global awards, put on by the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

PhishMe Takes Home 2016 SC Magazine Award for Best IT Security-Related Training Program

Judges Recognize Human Phishing Defense Solution Used by Fortune 500 Enterprises to Protect Data and Systems Against Multi-Billion Dollar Phishing Threat

LEESBURG, Va. & SAN FRANCISCO – March 3, 2016 – PhishMe® Inc., the leader in human phishing defense solutions, today announced that SC Magazine honored the company with a 2016 SC Award for Best IT and Security Training Program. Winners of this prestigious award were chosen after undergoing a rigorous judging process that included testimonials, industry assessments and additional research. PhishMe was hand-picked by a panel of judges for its outstanding service, qualifications and advancements to the cybersecurity industry.

PhishMe Releases Channel-Exclusive Human Phishing Defense Solution for SMBs for Launch of Formal Channel Program

Trusted Leader in Phishing Defense Expands Offerings to Global Customers Through Expanded Distribution Channels and New Product Offering

LEESBURG, Va. & SAN FRANCISCO – March 3, 2016 – PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today unveiled during RSA 2016 the PhishMe Channel Alliance, a formalized channel distribution program designed to bring premier PhishMe security solutions to the global market. Following PhishMe’s record-breaking 892 percent growth over the last three years, the company is kicking off its global channel efforts by releasing a new solution available exclusively through the channel and made specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).