Tags: Phishing

Comodo Labs spots SWIFT phishing attack

2018 has been a tough start for international banking system SWIFT. A report from the Russian Central Bank said hackers stole $6 million in an attack on the SWIFT network last year. That attack, like previous attacks in Bangladesh relied on attackers targeting the SWIFT terminals inside banks. The attacks led to SWIFT creating its…

Comodo rebuffs malware attack on universities

Cybersecurity vendor Comodo has announced its tools have defeated an attack against five universities, 23 private companies and several government organisations. The attacks took place over the past few weeks and Comodo has now published some details of what happened. The details are contained in a blog on the Comodo website. The attackers targeted 30 mail…

Like bank charges, Dridex refuses to go away

Banking malware Dridex has made yet another comeback. Researchers at Forcepoint Security Labs detected a campaign that lasted just seven hours. Short attacks have become increasingly common as attackers seek to avoid detection by security vendors. Unlike previous campaigns it used compromised FTP sites for distribution. Not only is this unusual but the attack burned…

Malwarebytes sees New Mafia launching cyber-attacks

Security vendor Malwarebytes has unveiled a report looking at organised cybercrime. It claims that cyber-attacks on businesses increased by an average of 23 percent per month in 2017 compared to the previous year. In some areas such as ransomware, the increase is more than 20 times that of 2016. At the heart of this increase…

How susceptible are you to enterprise phishing?

Security vendor PhishMe has published its 2017 Enterprise Phishing Resiliency and Defence Report (registration required). It’s an interesting read and is based on over 1,400 customers across the globe. It is also, unlike many reports, not all about doom and gloom. PhishMe has found that customer susceptibility to phishing attacks is on the decline despite the…

Aaron Higbee talks about the dangers of phishing

Aaron Higbee, CTO and co-founder at PhishMe recently flew into London to talk about their recent report on Phishing. While he was in town Enterprise Times sat down with Higbee to talk about the challenges organisations face and what they can do about the epidemic of phishing. Higbee talked about how companies need to help…

Experian claims fraud costs UK £190 billion per year

Credit service agency Experian has reported that the UK loses over £190 billion per year to fraud. That staggering number comes from its Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 report. £190 billion is equivalent to £10,000 per family. It is more than 9% of the UK’s projected GDP for 2017 ($2,496 (£2,080) billion according to Statistics Times).…

Comodo launches free cWatch Web website malware checker

Cybersecurity company Comodo has made its first announcement since it sold its SSL business to Francisco Partners. It has launched a free website malware checker and paid-for monitoring service called cWatch Web. This builds on the existing Comodo Web Inspector offering and sits on Comodo’s cWatch platform. According to Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo: “After…