Cyren Security Blog

How to Protect Your Office 365 Email Users from Phishing

by John Callon

Email Security Phishing

Phishing has become the top concern for IT and security managers using Office 365, more so than ransomware - read the cybersecurity survey by Osterman Research.

Office 365 Top Brand Targeted by Phishing Kits in 2018

by Magni Sigurdsson, Sarah Neubauer

Phishing Security Research & Analysis

Criminals are nothing if not financial opportunists, and the boom in phishing has been like a cybercrime gold rush: While some are panning for gold, others are selling the tools and equipment. In 2018, the underground phishing economy has come of age, with the evolution of phishing kits offering spoofed web pages – basic ‘equipment’ for any phishing attack – a prime example. “Phishing-as-a-Service” has ushered in a new era of sophistication and access for the low-level cybercriminal – democratizing phishing attacks.  What used to take a team of skilled designers, developers, and hackers to architect, build and deploy can now be purchased on the internet for as little as fifty bucks, or rented as a turn-key service for roughly the same amount a month.

Office 365 Security Budgets Increase to Stop Phishing

by John Callon

Email Security Phishing Security Research & Analysis

With 78 percent of businesses that utilize Office 365 reporting one or more successful cyberattacks this year, it’s not surprising that IT managers at over half of Office 365-enabled organizations also say they’ve increased their security spending by a robust average 18 percent compared to 2017. 

Evasive Phishing is Targeting Office 365

by John Callon

Phishing Security Research & Analysis

Phishing emails targeting Office 365 customers are increasing dramatically and are the top source of security breaches, according to an Osterman Research survey commissioned by Cyren. Fifty-four percent of organizations using Office 365 as their corporate email platform reported at least one successful phishing attack during the past 12 months, although usually far more than one—the average number of phishing breaches reported was 11.7. 

Police Phishing Attack Targets Bank Credentials

by Magni Reynir Sigurðsson

Phishing Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

An email impersonating the Icelandic police was sent to thousands of Icelanders this past weekend, falsely requesting the recipient come in for questioning.

Survey Says 44% of Companies Phished This Year

by John Callon

Email Security Phishing Ransomware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

The third annual Cyren-Osterman Research U.S. security survey shows a significant increase in phishing emails getting through to users and in the number of successful phishing attacks suffered by businesses during the past 12 months, among many topics covered in the 16-page report, "IT Security at SMBs: 2017 Benchmarking Survey", available for free download.