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Cisco Research On Targeted Phishing Attacks

Cisco research on targeted phishing attacks explains why email remains the primary attack vector for cyber criminals.The research from Cisco points out, cybercriminal business models have shifted toward low-volume targeted attacks. The report, Email Attacks – This Time Its Personal, documents that email remains the primary attack vector, the annualized cybercrime business activity c...

Survey of IT Professionals Social Engineering Risks

In 2011, Dimensional Research and Check Point conducted a survey of IT Professionals on The Risk Of Social Engineering On Information Security. The report provides some key insights into security professionals concerns related to social engineering risks and what they are doing about such threats.The report was based on a global survey of 853 IT professionals conducted in the United Sta...

Summary of The Kaspersky Report On The Evolution of Phishing Attacks

The report from Kaspersky Labs is on the evolution of phishing attacks from 2011-2013. The information was collected from the Kaspersky Security Network cloud service used to gain a better understanding of the global landscape of phishing threats from a variety of angles. It is important to note that this study addressed only attacks that were intercepted using heuristic security technologies bu...

Spear-Phishing and Advanced Persistent Threat Campaigns

Spear-phishing is the most prevalent delivery method for advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks. Today’s cyber criminals launch APT attacks with sophisticated malware and sustained, multi-vector and multi-stage campaigns to achieve a particular objective. In a typical spear-phishing attack, a specially crafted email is sent to specific individuals from a target organization. “APT cam...