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Cybersecurity News and Threat Intelligence for Business

Holiday Shopping

The Latest Holiday Shopping Scams

on November 27, 2019 | by Bear Huddleston | scam, holiday shopping, email fraud

It's that time of the year again. Scammers out and about, sending fake emails to sell counterfeit products and getting malicious ad clicks. Let's take a look at a few samples that we intercepted in the last few days. read more

How to Protect Yourself from 419 Scams

on November 18, 2019 | by Bear Huddleston | 419 scam, 419, email fraud, email scams, fraud, Nigerian scam, scam

Have you ever received an email that was too good to be true? Has someone claiming to have a large amount of money tried to seek your help in donating money to charity? How about being offered a payout for being a victim of a scam? Welcome to the world of 419 scams. Find out how to protect yourself ... read more

Business Email Compromise Attacks via Name Imperso…

on May 06, 2019 | by David Pickett | advanced email security, email fraud, impersonation

Name impersonation attacks have exploded in popularity over the past few years. They cost malicious actors little time, infrastructure, or sophistication. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center recently reported over 900 complaints a day in 2018 and $2.7 billion in American losses alone. It's ext ... read more

BEC Attacks Evolving - Phishing via XPS Files

on May 22, 2018 | by David Pickett | email fraud, phishing, securetide, Security Risks, social engineering, xps extension

We've seen it time after time, malicious actors routinely attempt to confuse recipients of messages with obscure or lesser-utilized file extensions. Over the past month, some phishing attempts using xps files instead of the typical pdf or doc/docx formats have been captured by our filters. The xps ... read more