Cyber Risk Aware Blog

Tis the Season To Stay Safe Online!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 10:09:47 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in smishing, Phishing, securty awareness training

It is true that with the onset of the holiday shopping season there is a dramatic up-tick in activity in both the eCommerce world and the cybercriminal.   Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now become international shopping events and they are no longer one weekend but seem to go on for three to four weeks.  So, with consumers seeing increases in offers, promotions and coupons coming out in emails or SMS messages (SMiShing is the growing threat) as well as all those order confirmations, payment requests and shipping messages there are rich pickings for the cybercriminal who wants to swim in tide of communications hoping to de-fraud some unsuspecting consumers.

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The Background and Evolution of Phishing

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2018 11:46:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in smishing, phishing email, Phishing Simulation, Security awareness

 

Mimecast have just released a new report which reveals an 80% increase in impersonation or Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

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