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Q3 Cyber Threat Report: Cyber Security Awareness

by Lior Kohavi

Email Security malware Phishing Security Research & Analysis

October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Out of curiosity, I looked online to see what sort of information was available on the topic. I wasn't surprised by the results; there were thousands of links, including newspaper articles, infographics, and general awareness notices, with sources that included the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), major news publications, expert blogs, and notices from scientific and educational institutions. The overwhelming majority of these links contained meaningful, useful, and valuable recommendations for both businesses and individuals on how to avoid becoming victims of cyber attacks.

Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificate used for PayPal Phishing

by Þröstur Thorarensen

Email Security Phishing Web Security

As users become more aware of phishing and data theft, they become more cautious. Unfortunately as users become more cautious, attackers must become more devious. In a recent discovery, we found a phishing website  that had been issued a valid SSL Certificate. SSL Certificates are small data files that activate the HTTPS protocol and allows secure connections between a web browser and a web server. Most users don’t realize that there are actually different levels of security when it comes to SSL certificates.

Phishing for the big phish in United Kingdom’s plentiful waters

by Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir

Email Security Phishing Web Security

In 2014, the phishing URLs tracked by CYREN increased dramatically, rising 233% from the previous year. Why did this number increase? One reason is the potential for monetary gain. Cyber criminals use phishing attacks to steal personally sensitive and identifiable information from users. Sometimes this is to gain access to your online bank and transfer money directly to their own accounts. Often though, they will sell the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on the black market where it will accrue almost ten times more value than credit card information.

Big Breaches Made The Headlines in 2014 - But The Real Threat Lies Elsewhere

by Lior Kohavi

Email Security Malware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Looking back on 2014, it has been an incredibly dynamic year in the world of cyberthreats. It takes only two names to sum up the impact the cybercriminal had on the 2014 headlines: Home Depot and Sony. The Home Depot breach yielded about 110 million stolen pieces of sensitive information, including social security numbers and email addresses. And, in a classic case of hacktivism, Sony lost more than just emails and employee social security numbers; it suffered significant brand damage.

CYREN 2015 Cyber Threats Yearbook: Stats, Cyber Analysis and Prediction for 2015

by Avi Turiel

Email Security malware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Our 2015 Cyber Threats Yearbook has just been released!  Introduced by CTO Lior Kohavi, the comprehensive report analyzes many of last year's most notable cybercrime trends as collected by the CYREN’s GlobalView Cloud which monitors 17 billion transactions each day to protect more than 600 million users.   

Cyren First to Detect Significant Malware Attack

by Avi Turiel

Email Security Malware Security Research & Analysis