May 28

Link Shorteners in Phishing Attacks, Part II: How Many People Click on Phishing Attack Links?

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In this three-part blog series, we’ll discuss original research presented by Cyveillance phishing experts at this week’s Anti-Phishing Working Group’s eCrime Symposium in Barcelona.

As hard as cyber criminals try to hide their tactics, Cyveillance is able to learn a lot about these criminals’ behavior in aggregate in the course of providing our anti-phishing services. Yesterday we shared insights from our examination of phishing attacks that use shortened links to trick victims.

Today we delve deeper into data provided by Google’s URL Shortener API. Cyveillance submitted approximately ‘s worth of goo.gl links that deliver visitors to phishing attacks to the URL Shortener API. This API tells us details like where visitors come from, what type of computers they tend to use, and more.

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May 27

Link Shorteners in Phishing Attacks, Part I: Which Shorteners Do Criminals Use, and Which Brands Are Targeted?

Phishing

In this three-part blog series, we’ll discuss original research presented by Cyveillance phishing experts at this week’s Anti-Phishing Working Group’s eCrime Symposium in Barcelona.

Cyveillance has been offering anti-phishing services for many years, and as a result, we see thousands of phishing attacks every day. With so much data, we are able to examine patterns and trends in the changing ways criminals operate. This week we presented original research at the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) eCrime Symposium on how criminals abuse link shortening services to deliver phishing attacks. This blog series recaps that presentation.

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May 25

Cyveillance Phishing Report: Top 20 Targets – May 25, 2015

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Phishing Report: Top 20 Targets
Week of May 17-23, 2015

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This week saw more than a 15% decrease in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking.  CIBC, Battle.net, and Adobe displaced Sparkasse, Comcast, and Lloyds TSB.

CIBC  topped the list with an increase of more than 450% from the prior week. BMO Bank of Montreal followed with an increase of more than 190%, and Facebook saw an increase of more than 85%.

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May 21

New gTLDs: .SUCKS Illustrates Potential Problems for Security, Brand Professionals

General Cyber Intel

 

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Author: Camille Stewart

The launch of the .SUCKS top-level domain name (gTLD) has reignited and heightened concerns about protecting brands and trademarks from cybersquatters and malicious actors. This new extension, along with more than a thousand others, has been approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as part of their new gTLD program. The program was designed to spark competition and innovation by opening up the market to additional gTLDs.

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May 19

Cyveillance Weekly Cyber Security Trends Report: May 19, 2015

General Cyber Intel

 

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Welcome to the Cyveillance Weekly Cyber Security Trends Report

Since threat intelligence is constantly evolving, we publish this weekly cyber security trends report to keep our customers updated on the latest threats across a variety of industries. You can read an abridged version below. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our blog to make sure you don’t miss any of the latest security articles from Cyveillance experts.

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May 18

Cyveillance Phishing Report: Top 20 Targets

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Phishing Report: Top 20 Targets
Week of May 10-16, 2015

Top 20 Phishing Targets

This week saw more than a 40% increase in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, mainly driven by bad actors attempting to take advantage of Verizon’s announcement to acquire AOL.  ANZ, Lloyds TSB, Comcast, and Craigslist displaced RBC Royal Bank, Battle.net, Canada Revenue Agency, and TD Canada Trust.

AOL topped the list with an increase of more than 1,050% from the prior week. Facebook followed with an increase of more than 120%, and Google saw an increase of more than 55%.

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May 14

Who’s Watching You? How Social Media Has Fueled the Rise of Hacktivist DDoS Attacks

General Cyber Intel

 

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There are an estimated 200 million Instagram users, 284 million Twitter users, and more than 1 billion Facebook users. There will be more than 1.5 billion smartphone users by the end of this year. On the one hand, these numbers represent millions of new opportunities to engage with customers. From a security standpoint, however, these numbers can represent “a clear and present danger” to your business. Social media posts often give hacktivists the justification and support they’re looking for to launch online assaults against a variety of companies, often in the form of DDoS attacks.

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May 12

Cyveillance Weekly Cyber Security Trends Report: May 12, 2015

General Cyber Intel

 

weekly-cyber-security-trends-report

Welcome to the Cyveillance Weekly Cyber Security Trends Report

Since threat intelligence is constantly evolving, we publish this weekly cyber security trends report to keep our customers updated on the latest threats across a variety of industries. You can read an abridged version below. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our blog to make sure you don’t miss any of the latest security articles from Cyveillance experts.

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May 11

Cyveillance Phishing Report: Top 20 Targets

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Phishing Report: Top 20 Targets
Week of May 3-9, 2015

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RBC Royal Bank, Facebook, and Sparkasse were new entrants on the Cyveillance top 20 list, displacing Lloyds, Comcast, and Navy Federal Credit Union.

Apple remains a top phishing target with an increase of more than 65% over the prior week, and Bank of America increasing more than 60%.

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May 5

Cyveillance Weekly Cyber Security Trends Report: May 5, 2015

General Cyber Intel

 

weekly-cyber-security-trends-report

Welcome to the Cyveillance Weekly Cyber Security Trends Report

Since threat intelligence is constantly evolving, we publish this weekly cyber security trends report to keep our customers updated on the latest threats across a variety of industries. You can read an abridged version below. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our blog to make sure you don’t miss any of the latest security articles from Cyveillance experts.

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