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Delve into the world of cybersecurity and cybercrime as Cyren experts explore the latest threats targeting businesses, as well as industry trends and technological advances, and how these pressures, risks, and changes impact business reputation and growth.

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Yuletide spam and shopping scams breaking records

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Email Security Security Research & Analysis Spam

Global email traffic passing through Cyren’s cloud security operations is shows that Christmas-themed email is almost entirely commercial or criminal.

CYREN's 2016 Cyberthreat Report: Malware Increases - But Phishing Explodes

Email Security Phishing Security Research & Analysis Spam Threat Analysis

The statistics about Android phishing, malware and spam, published in CYREN's 2016 Cyberthreat Report, show a 55% annual increase in phishing and a steady upswing for malware in 2015. CYREN tracked 3.96 million active phishing URLs in 2015.

You Got Crypto Mail

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Email Security Security Research & Analysis Spam Threat Analysis

In a spam campaign that we have been seeing at the end of the year, malware actors were sending out Courier Delivery Notification themed e-mails to lure users into falling prey to the infamous CryptoWall ransomware...

 

ENCORE: The Cyber-Grinch and Cyber-Scrooge Trying to Steal Christmas again!

Email Security Security Research & Analysis Spam

You might remember CYREN’s previous Cyber-Grinch and Cyber-Scrooge blog article from 2014. Tis the time of the year when this article’s content becomes relevant again!

In 2015, the cyber-criminals, alias Cyber-Grinch and Cyber-Scrooge are active and creative in their goal of making money - again. Find out more about "The Scams of Christmas Past, Present, and Future"...

Dual Detection Engines—Using Layered Security to Battle Cybercrime

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Malware Phishing Spam

Dual-engine or layered security combines different engines with different techniques and threat databases - providing better detection than a single engine.

419 scam uses Ebola virus tragedy

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Email Security Spam

Cybercriminals will stoop to any level it seems, even using the tragedy of the Ebola virus in West Africa to steal money.
In the latest “419” rendition, scammers distribute an email claiming the recipient is the beneficiary of a large amount of money left in a bank account by a client who became a victim of Ebola. To add credibility to the email, the sender suggests the recipient “go to google and find out more on the Outbreak of EBOLA VIRUS in West Africa.”