• How to stop your executives from being harpooned

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 6:11 am

    'Whaling' is a growing security threat that uses personalized phishing techniques to get your most sensitive data and access to your key networks
  • APWG Introduces New eCrime Incident Reporting

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 6:12 am

    The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is at the top of their game, where ecrime is concerned. APWG is a consortium that tracks Internet fraud and scams. This organization recently submitted a plan to automate submissions of phishing and other ecrime related incident reports.
  • ViddyHo Phishing Scam

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 8:54 am

    Last month, many users of Google’s GoogleChat service found themselves preyed upon as potential victims to the ViddyHo worm phishing scam. The phishing scam was using a come-on approach and sent messages to some users of the online chat service from someone appearing to be one of their contacts.
  • Phishing Game Protects Assets

    Posted February 24, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    In a recent article ‘A new method to educate users about spam?‘ by Dan Blacharski, the U.S. Department of Justice tested and educated employees with fake phishing scams. This phishing scam “fire drill” provides an excellent training lesson that more companies should adopt.
  • Belated 2009 Spam Predictions

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 10:15 am

    The world economic crisis has set the stage for hackers, spammers and phishers to have a field day. They can just about steal city hall, if people don’t pay attention. According to security experts, this crisis alone will increase attacks in 2009.
  • In-session phishing holds new potential for attack

    Posted January 14, 2009 - 12:32 pm

    Spam filtering software has gotten quite good at catching and eliminating many email-based phishing attacks. Traditionally, these emails disguise themselves so that they appear to be from a legitimate source, and trick the recipient into providing login details or account numbers.
  • As phishing evolves, criminals switch to malware

    Posted December 18, 2008 - 5:41 pm

    As security researchers have gotten better at blocking many of the fraudulent e-mail messages that were being sent from botnets, phishing gangs have homed in on a new way to make a buck.
  • An introduction to phishing

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 4:38 am

    What is phishing?
  • Fake Greeting Card Emails Resurface

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 9:57 am

    According to security expert Bill Mullins, in the last year, email inboxes have being swamped with similar scamming emails from fraudulent sites like, and, amongst others.

  • Educate your email users about phishing

    Posted November 4, 2008 - 8:04 am

    Last week one of my clients received the resurfaced American Express phishing email. And yesterday an associate told me a dastardly story about being fleeced out of $2,700 from his Citibank account. This was the result of responding to a phishing email.
  • E-mail blunders: Top 10 dumbest moments of 2008

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 9:24 am

    What do Halloween and a sent e-mail have in common? Both can be equally frightening. Here are some of the scariest e-mail blunders of 2008.
  • Can security's human side stop data breaches?

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 9:33 am

    Shira Rubinoff was a practicing psychologist in 2004. When it came to technology, her experience was simply as a tech user, certainly not a tech guru. Then one day she was phished. Rubinoff decided to take her background in human behavior and turn it into a security software firm that taps into how the mind works in order to prevent phishing attacks.
  • Phishing Emails Exploit Browser Weaknesses

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 8:59 am

    Most web browsers are supposed to protect people by implementing security zones. These safe zones use different security settings of a web browser, which can vary based on the location of the web page being viewed. Phishing emails can lure users to a malicious code web site.

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