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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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2008: Year of the Storm Trojan?


ZDNet’s Richard Stiennon just published his Ten threat predictions for 2008. Number 8 on his list is an ominous warning that we ain’t seen nothing yet from the Storm Trojan peer-to-peer botnet: 8. The world learns what the Storm Trojan is … Continue reading →

F-Secure reports malware doubled in 2007


Leading security company and Commtouch partner F-Secure published its semi-annual IT Security Threat Summary today. Their labs have seen the number of malware samples double since the beginning of 2007, from 250,000 to 500,000. Source: F-Secure It’s not so much … Continue reading →

Google thinks spam is decreasing


A recent Wired article talks about Google’s claim that spam has waned over the year.  We took a look at the past 12 months of our statistics, and sure enough it’s gone down… and up… and down… and up…you get … Continue reading →

Pump-and-dump spam goes old-school


It looks like spammers also get nostalgic around the holiday season. The spammer who sent these stock scams, must have been reminiscing about old-fashioned text spam when this outbreak was concocted.  The sad truth is this kind of low-tech spam … Continue reading →

Thanksgiving Turkey? No, Thanksgiving Spam


UK website a repository for email job scams


There is no shortage of email scams out there, many of them appearing to be job offers from legitimate employment websites such as and A UK based website is striking back by publishing an updated web repository … Continue reading →