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Healthcare email fraud: Attack attempts jump 473% over two years

Proofpoint found that healthcare organisations were targeted in 96 email fraud attacks on average in Q4 2018 – a 473 percent jump from Q1 2017. More than half of these


What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical


Phishing Template Uses Fake Fonts

A unique phishing template using fake fonts to evade detection and to better steal user credentials for a major US bank has been discovered, according to new research from Proofpoint. Researchers identified what they

Industry Insights

Tax Fraud: Scammers Ramp Up Their Tactics in 2019

As the IRS cracks down on tax refund fraud, scammers will be innovating new ways to scheme taxpayers out of their hard-earned money this year. This tax season no one


Evasive Malware, Meet Evasive Phishing

In a previous column, I wrote about how evasive malware has become commoditized and described how the techniques being used in any given piece of malware had grown in number and sophistication—the


The 12 (anti-phishing) tips of Christmas and how to protect against phishing

Christmas is just around the corner and so – unfortunately – is probably a nasty attack of phishing, which brings us to how to protect against phishing. Jan Oetjen takes us

Expert Articles

Threat-Actor Opportunism at Peak During Holiday Season

By Mike Mimoso, Editorial Director at Flashpoint, Attackers’ opportunism is never higher during the year than in the holiday shopping season. As a result, businesses must be aware of the

Industry Insights Vendor News

Collaboration and Information Sharing Should Also Happen Internally

We often discuss the importance of external collaboration and information sharing in security. Frequently overlooked, however, is the importance of also collaborating and sharing information internally among the various teams and functions


Losses From Online Payment Fraud To Reach $48 Billion Annually

A new study from Juniper Research has found that annual online payment fraud losses from eCommerce, airline ticketing, money transfer and banking services, will reach $48 billion by 2023; up

Network Security

Access to Thousands of Breached Sites Found on Underground Market

By Vitali Kremez, Director of Reasearch at  Flashpoint, Access to approximately 3,000 breached websites has been discovered for sale on a Russian-speaking underground marketplace called MagBo. Access to some of