Cyren Security Blog

Microsoft Finally Acknowledges COVID-19-Related Cybercrimes

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On July 7, Microsoft revealed they’ve been working since December 2019 to wrest control of key domains used in vast cyber attacks in 62 countries. 

Spear Phishing, Whaling, and Delayed Detonation, Oh My!

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Companies worldwide are up against sophisticated email attacks like Business Email Compromises (BEC).   These attacks are also known as spear phishing, impersonation, and whaling, with the goal of convincing an end-user to release money or provide account information. 

How Machine Learning Is Building a Better Spam Trap

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Bad actors are constantly raising the ante on email scams.  According to Microsoft, “phishers have been quietly retaliating, evolving their techniques to try and evade protections. In 2019, we saw phishing attacks reach new levels of creativity and sophistication.”

Microsoft 365 Is Wildly Successful and Profoundly Vulnerable - Here’s Why

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Microsoft 365 has been adopted and used at an enormous rate and now powers 600,000 companies in the United States alone. Also enormous? The 78% of Microsoft 365 administrators who reported successful security breaches, citing email phishing as the leading cause.

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

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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

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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.