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Think Browsers Protect You From Phishing Attacks?

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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

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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?

Point, Click and Hack — Phishers Try Wix

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Phishing Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis Web Security

Anyone, including phishers and malware distributors, can make a free website on Wix. Cyren analyzes one example of a Wix page targeting Office 365 users.

IT Security Survey in the UK - 75% Hacked in Past Year

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Malware Security Research & Analysis

Cyren teamed with Osterman Research to do in-depth interviews of IT and security professionals on a range of security-related topics at over 100 small and medium-sized organizations ranging in size from 100 to 5,000 employees last month, with the results just released in a comprehensive report.

Global Copycats iPhishing Lost iPhones

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Email Security Phishing Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

In a post last month, Brian Krebs related the case of an iPhone user in Brazil who, in attempting to recover their phone, suffered a rather insidious phishing attempt. We also had received an almost identical firsthand account — from someone in Israel.

French Ministry “Survey” Delivers Macro Backdoor

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Malware Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

Thinking of moving to France? Soyez très prudent! That form you're busy filling out may be uploading and downloading files, exfiltrating data, doing reconnaisance of your network — or worse. A criminal malware group behind a sophisticated Excel macro backdoor, which has been targeting Middle Eastern financial institutions since 2015, appears to have diversified to new targets, with Cyren researchers recently discovering the technique being applied to a fake survey document purportedly sent by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.