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Phishing

Holiday Shopping Tips: Stay Alert to These Types of Scams

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 15, 2017 2:49:43 PM

Holiday shopping mania seems to be in full swing already this year, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday previews and preseason deals popping up in inboxes and social feeds everywhere. And it’s not just happening in the US, despite the fact that these shopping specials are triggered by the Thanksgiving holiday. In the UK, retailers are already offering heavy discounts — some as high as 25% to 30% — which normally doesn’t happen until Black Friday and beyond. Though the offers in the UK are likely in response to rising inflation, a dip in annual sales figures, and a hike in interest rates, the aggressive sales by legitimate retailers on both sides of the pond present a golden opportunity for cybercriminals — an environment in which online shoppers are seeking (and expecting) better-than-average deals.

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Wombat Cybersecurity Education Helps Texas City Avoid BEC Attack

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 10, 2017 10:38:50 AM

Earlier this week, we released a new industry case study in conjunction with our partner Future Com, a leader in the network foundation, performance, and security space. The study illustrates how our security awareness and training solutions — delivered by Future Com — helped the City of Garland, Texas, reduce phishing susceptibility by 80%, build a stronger culture of security, and avoid a potentially costly business email compromise (BEC) attack.

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New APWG Report Shows Need for Strategic Phishing Awareness Training

Posted by Aaron Jentzen on Nov 7, 2017 1:22:33 PM

The volume of phishing attacks rose in the first half of 2017 and more brands are being targeted than in 2016, according to a new report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). As these attacks become more strategic and sophisticated in nature, your organization’s phishing awareness training should follow suit.

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The Latest in Phishing: October 2017

Posted by Kym Harper on Oct 24, 2017 1:24:36 PM

We bring you the latest in phishing statistics and attacks from the wild.

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Connecting the Dots: The Human Factor and the Cost of Cybercrime

Posted by Gretel Egan on Oct 18, 2017 11:29:20 AM

The recently published 2017 Cost of Cyber Crime Study from Ponemon Institute and Accenture delivered some sobering statistics:

  • Organizations pay an average annualized cost of $11.7 million* to deal with cybercrime (up 23% from the prior year).
  • Organizations are dealing with an average of 130 successful security breaches each year (an uptick of 27% year over year)
  • The average cost of cybercrime has risen by 62% since 2013.
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