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Emotet: From a Banking Trojan to One of the Most Advanced Botnets

by Tinna Thuridur Sigurdardottir and Sarah Neubauer

Email Security Malware Threat Analysis

In 2014, the Emotet malware started as a banking Trojan targeting European bank customers. Back then, nobody expected this malware would evolve into one of the most dangerous botnets in the world.

Ransomware Overshadowed by Phishing, But It's Not Dead Yet

by John Callon

Industry Insights Malware Ransomware

According to several recent surveys, phishing may have surpassed ransomware as the top concern for IT and security managers, and there may not be a single ransomware out there to capture the collective imagination like Locky did in 2016, but don't be misled—ransomware continues alive and well. Recent targeted Ryuk attacks have been hammering businesses, like the December infection at Tribune Publishing in Chicago.

Cybercriminals see real estate firms as profitable

by John Callon

Email Security Industry Insights Malware Phishing Security Research & Analysis Web Security

For the last two to three years, stories about real estate hacking and particularly phishing have appeared with increasing frequency in newspaper and blog headlines. Take for example the cybercriminals who stole client contact information from a DC-area real estate company, and then created a “business email compromise” (BEC) scam, which resulted in $1.5 million being stolen in a phishing/wire fraud scheme from a couple about to close on a home.

Cyber pirates targeting logistics and transportation companies

by John Callon

Email Security Industry Insights Malware Phishing Security Research & Analysis Web Security

In June of 2017, the logistics and transport industry experienced a ‘first’ when almost 80 ports and terminals around the globe either came to a standstill or experienced significant delays, including the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port of Los Angeles, the port of Rotterdam (Europe’s largest), and the port near Mumbai—India’s largest container port.

Construction Industry Security Threatened by Weak Links

by John Callon

Email Security Industry Insights Malware Phishing Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Remember the big Target breach in 2013, when 40 million credit and debit cards and as many as 110 million email addresses stolen? It cost Target $292 million (according to their annual report), led to 80 lawsuits which took four years to resolve, and cost the CEO his job.

Have Email Threats Finally Worn Down IT Professionals? 80 Opinions on the State of Email Security

by Duncan Mills

Email Security Industry Insights Malware Phishing Ransomware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Have email threats worn down IT professionals? Cyren recently gathered opinions from the Spiceworks IT community members about the state of email security. Read on to discover the general opinions and feelings of the 80 respondents.