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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.

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.

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.

New Scarab Ransomware Using Necurs-as-a-Service

by Magni Reynir Sigurðsson

Botnets Ransomware Threat Analysis

The new Scarab ransomware being distributed via email by the Necurs botnet appears to come from scanning devices or services like HP, Epson or Lexmark. While there are similarities to the Necurs-distributed Locky ransomware, Scarab seems to have been developed by a different malware author. Necurs began actively distributing Scarab on November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.). Cyren's security cloud blocked 13.3 million emails containing the Scarab attachment that day.

10 Cyber Threat Terms Every IT Manager Should Know

by John Callon

Botnets Industry Insights Malware Phishing Ransomware

What's the difference between spear phishing, clone phishing, and just plain phishing? Check out the top 10 cyber threat terms every IT manager should know.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Alert: 5 Shopping Scams That Could Seriously Affect Your Business

by John Callon

Phishing Ransomware

The last thing any company needs during the holiday season is the gift of ransomware on its IT systems. During this week’s build-up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the actual holidays in and around them (remember those?), everyone is going to spend some time doing a little shopping while on a company device or network, especially if it means scoring a bargain.