The Charity Commission recently shot out alerts to charities across the UK, warning them that cyber-criminals posing as CEOs or senior executives at charities could launch phishing attacks on employees.
The most interesting trend to surface in Q4 of RiskIQ's phishing report was a 100 percent increase in phishing campaigns leveraging social media platforms, accounting for 20 percent of the top-ten most phished brands.
Even though enterprises across the world face varied cyber-threats in the form of ransomware attacks, phishing attacks, and attacks on unsecured data stored in the cloud, alarming levels of security inertia hold them back.
People are very predictable when it comes to designing phishing attacks that appeal to a potential victims with people most likely to click on messages concerning money.
Researchers have attributed six separate phishing campaigns targeting South Koreans in either 2017 or 2018 to a single threat actor called "Group123."
The opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea is still a month away, but cyber-criminals have already started using it as part of their social engineering plans in several phishing attacks.
Ransomware, phishing attacks and data loss are the three biggest issues that concern UK cyber-security executives.
The healthcare sector is vulnerable to cyber-attack, keeping a lot of personal data that attackers are increasingly targetting, and the NHS needs to get its defences in place now says Stuart Robb.
Social media users are largely unaware of the value to attackers of personal information they are freely sharing with friends and strangers alike, warns Kaspersky Lab.
SMEs are at greater risk from the consequences of cyber-attack, less able to recover, with more mission-critical data on a single machine, so educating themselves about mitigating the risk is essential says Andrew Conway.
It didn't take much time following internet connections on mobile phones to become commonplace for scammers to realise they had another avenue for phishing attacks, says Claire Cassar.
Trend Micro says the Russian APT group, Pawn Storm, has been spying on domestic targets, including the punk rock band known as Pussy Riot.