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Stealing Tax Refunds Soaring Worldwide

by Maharlito Aquino and Kervin Alintanahin

Phishing Security Research & Analysis

There appear to be only two things that are certain in life: death and cybercriminals trying to steal your tax refund.

As governments have moved tax systems online to facilitate life for the taxpayer, refund scams using phishing and social engineering to obtain personal financial information have become epidemic, with criminals diverting any tax refund due or even gaining access to personal bank accounts to steal funds directly. This week's case study is from Malaysia.

Survey Finds Security Investment Increasing, But Not Security

by John Callon

Email Security Security Research & Analysis Web Security

This Cyren-Osterman Research US security survey shows a disconnect between rising IT security spending and a low level of confidence in current protection.

New Cyren Threat Report: The Malware Wars

by Lior Kohavi

Cyberthreat Report Malware Security Research & Analysis

If you want to know what a cyber-war looks like, read the news. And if you want to get up to speed quickly and try to make sense of all that news, I recommend downloading our new special report on malware, with a special nod to the included interview of anti-virus pioneer Fridrik Skulason, Cyren's VP of Anti-Malware Technologies, who discusses the past, present, and future of malware from the perspective of 30 years' experience in fighting cybercrime.

Petya Ransomware Spreading Fast With Same WannaCry Exploit

by Magni Reynir Sigurðsson

Email Security Malware Ransomware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

The Petya ransomware outbreak spreading fast today is using ETERNALBLUE, the same exploit used in the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, which was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Think Browsers Protect You From Phishing Attacks?

by Avi Turiel

Phishing Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Can you trust your browser to protect you from phishing? We tackled that question in research for our special report on phishing, with the results below.

 

New Cyren Threat Report: Ransomware

by John Callon

Cyberthreat Report Email Security Malware Ransomware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

Cyren has just released a new, revised special threat report on ransomware, which provides context and depth to the many ransomware-related headlines we’ve been bombarded with lately. 2016 was truly the “Year of Ransomware” – or will 2017 surpass it?