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Barracuda
Spear-phishing attacks on the rise, with risk to small businesses
According to a new report by Barracuda, Spear-phishing attacks are evolving and becoming significantly more common.
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Ransomware
ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
ESET's Threat Report sheds light on the most frequent external attack vectors, the reason behind the rise of email threats, and fluctuating threats due to cryptocurrencies.   
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Ransomware
New email detection launched for Google Workspace to detect spear phishing
"Phishing is responsible for 95% of all breaches including the latest high-profile ransomware exploits."
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Spear Phishing
New spear phishing detection and response service launched for Microsoft 365
Current email defenses, including Microsoft 365 built-in security, miss up to 65% of targeted attacks.
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Cloud
Salesforce misconfiguration exposes sensitive data, warns Varonis
"At a minimum, a malicious actor could exploit this misconfiguration to perform recon for a spear-phishing campaign."
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Phishing
Surge in targeted spear phishing as attackers look for weak link
"Cybercriminals are getting sneakier about who they target with their attacks."
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Phishing
Cyber-attackers target COVID-19 vaccine supply chain in sweeping phishing campaign
IBM’s Security X-Force, a task force created in the early days of the pandemic with an aim to combat cyber-attacks related to potential vaccines’ supply chains, released details on a coordinated effort to disrupt the COVID-19 ‘cold chain’.
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Cybersecurity
Organisations already have the threat intelligence they need, finding it and actioning it is another question
Many organisations steer towards relying upon external threat intelligence feeds, though this has limitations because even if you subscribe to every single threat intelligence feed, gaps still remain, as many attacks are customised to bypass traditional security controls. 
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Phishing
Kaseya acquires phishing defense platform, Graphus
The Graphus solution uses AI technology to defend Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite inboxes from a variety of threats delivered via email.
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Cybersecurity
60% of IT managers think email cyber-attacks are 'inevitable' - report
Mimecast has released its latest State of Email Security report, which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision-makers on their view of the current state of cybersecurity.
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Phishing
Google most popular brand to impersonate in phishing campaigns - report
A new report from Barracuda released today shows 100,000 attacks impersonating reputable brands, with 65% of this figure using Google as a masquerade.
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Phishing
Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
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Cybersecurity
Financial organisations plagued by spear phishing attacks
Finance department employees are most heavily targeted by these attacks, because they are most likely to deal with banks and other financial institutions.
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Phishing
One Identity: How to mitigate the risks of spearphishing
Targeting one company rather than casting a wide net allows threat actors to take a more sophisticated approach.
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Cybersecurity
Bait, hook and catch – targeted spearphishing on the rise
Spearphishing attacks, where a threat actor impersonates employees or popular web services, are on the rise.
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Phishing
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
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Malware
Businesses too slow on attack detection – CrowdStrike
The 2018 CrowdStrike Services Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals IR strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 200 cases.
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Cybersecurity
4 tips to keep safe when phishing for treats this Halloween
Jason Howells shares Barracuda MSP's top four tips to protect your business and help identify a phishing scam from a mile away.
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Malware
Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
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Cybersecurity
Ransomware on the rise, creeping into business critical systems
Verizon's comprehensive annual DBIR report has just been released with a number of shocking findings like ransomware incidents doubling in number.
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Cybersecurity
How to get SMBs to take their cybersecurity seriously
Barracuda’s APJ sales VP sat down to explain how he sees the NZ SMB security market and how partners can go about helping them stay safe.
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Malware
Security expert comments on spearphishing attacks against Singapore universities
"These attacks against universities serve as a reminder that more cross-country collaboration is needed to stop attackers from gaining an upper hand."
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Cybersecurity
Cofense to bring phishing’s meteoric rise back down to earth
Formerly PhishMe, Cofense is on a mission to stamp out phishing and is celebrating its rebranding by offering you FREE party packs.
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Cybercrime
Sophos unveils new phishing attack simulation solution
The new solution from Sophos allows organisations to run trial phishing 'attacks' on employees to see who is most susceptible and offer training.