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Beware the Ides of April: Tax Fraud Season in Full Gear

by John Callon

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

Tax season means that not only are government revenue agents awaiting your company's and your employees' data and looking to settle accounts, but that cybercriminals are hard at work with a variety of cyber scams aimed at diverting tax reforms and stealing sensitive personal information.

725% increase in cryptocurrency mining threatens more than just your CPU

by Tinna Thuridur Sigurdardottir

Industry Insights Malware Security Research & Analysis

We've been tracking cryptocurrency mining activity here at the Cyren Security Lab and have confirmed a massive run-up in the number of web sites hosting cryptomining scripts globally. Discover the rate of growth acceleration and how businesses can protect themselves today.

Business Email Compromise (Imposter) Attacks Are Not Going Away

by Duncan Mills

Email Security Phishing Security Research & Analysis

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks have been increasing in number over the last few years, driven by their relative success rate compared to other financially motivated attacks. Learn more about these attacks with Cyren and avoid falling victim to them.

Facebook Users Hit With Coinminer Malware

by Maharlito Aquino and Kervin Alintanahin

Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

The value of Bitcoin virtual currency just hit a new all-time high, and with it an increasing number of malware threats are targeting users to "borrow" their PC's CPU for use in mining the precious cryptocurrency, something we last wrote about in October here. Once executed, a significant spike in CPU resources can be seen by the user in the active processes list (if they look...).

Interview with a Botnet Hunter

by Avi Turiel

Botnets Security Research & Analysis

In this interview, Cyren botnet expert Geffen Tzur explains how botnets work and gives a view from the trenches on successes and challenges in fighting botnet cybercrime.

Analyst Report: Phishing Attacks Are a Business Problem, Not an IT Problem

by John Callon

Phishing Security Research & Analysis

Successful phishing attacks are all over the news and a top concern for IT managers, but how do you make the business case for adding more advanced email and web security? In a new report, security industry analyst Derek Brink of the Aberdeen Group has crunched the numbers and put $$$ on the real risks and cost impact to businesses of phishing attacks, giving calculations for companies of different sizes and in different industry sectors. A complimentary copy of the report is available for free download.