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Secure Email Gateways Cost $3B Last Year - Phishing Attacks Are Still Evading Them


Despite investing a record $3B in Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) in 2019, US companies still lost $1.7B to phishing

Here’s how attackers use sophisticated tactics to bypass the SEG and trick users into taking the bait.


Canadian Phish Kits Reactivated as Tax-filing Deadlines are Moved


The economic pain being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a big toll on a global scale and governments are not exempted by this crisis. Many governments around the world are moving their tax-filing deadlines and lifting late penalties to help their citizens cope up with the situation.

You Should Enlist Your Employees in Threat Detection


Your employees’ instincts are incredibly valuable and can help you crowdsource threats. With Cyren Inbox Security, they’re one click away from flagging an email as suspicious, and telling Cyren to search for lookalike emails in the system.

Covid-19 Exposes a Newly Remote Workforce to More Evasive Phishing Attacks


Before Covid-19, 78% of Microsoft 365 administrators reported security breaches, citing phishing as the leading cause. Now scammers are rushing to target scattered workforces that are distracted, stressed, and accessing cloud systems from their home networks.

Covid AgentTesla


With the world under threat of the COVID-19 aka corona virus, many cybercriminals are taking this opportunity to blend in the chaos. Here we have an email posing to have an order of masks. An important personal protection equipment that is on a very high demand as of this moment.

VelvetSweatshop Revival with Excel4 Macro Malware Delivers Gozi/Ursnif Amidst Covid-19 Chaos


In the past month, we have been seeing a surge in Excel malware using Excel4 Macros (XLM) in hidden worksheets. Just a few weeks ago, malicious actors started reviving an age-old technique to further hide the malicious XLM code by leveraging the VelvetSweatshop secret password in Excel workbooks.