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Zero-day credential phishing attack aimed at C-suite execs impersonates U.S. Supreme Court

A zero-day credential phishing attack impersonating the U.S. Supreme Court and leveraging the legitimacy of CAPTCHA was recently stopped dead in its tracks. By using machine learning algorithms, Armorblox foiled the attack aimed at C-suite executives, according to a blog post by company co-founder and architect Chetan Anand. The attackers were mainly trying to use…

Cybersecurity makes World Economic Forum’s top 10 Covid-19 global fallout list

The World Economic Forum mainly concerns itself with high-level macroeconomic issues such as global recessions and world economic development. That’s why it was significant this week when the WEF cited cybersecurity as one of its “Top 10 Fallout” issues from COVID-19 in its Global Risks report. Nearly 38 percent of those surveyed say changing work…

Covid-related malspam campaign impersonates U.S. Treasury to steal taxpayer credentials

The advocacy group Abuse.ch has found a Covid-19-related malspam campaign that impersonates the U.S. Treasury Department and more than likely looks to steal a taxpayer’s credentials using a remote access trojan. In a recent Twitter post, the group shows a fraudulent letter from the Treasury Department that seeks to get the taxpayer to contact Treasury…

The company you keep

A new take on the old adage “you’re known by the company you keep,” might aptly apply to women in security who’ve found success, progress and opportunities in organizations that know their value. Take Emily Mossburg, who has been forging a path in cybersecurity for more than 20 years where she’s now a principal at…

FireEye acquires Mandiant

15 security expectations for suppliers and business partners

By now it’s clear most corporate people understand that the security posture of business partners and third parties has become a top priority. After all, nobody wants to experience another Target breach, where an HVAC vendor was exposed, causing vulnerabilities in the main POS system. Companies have worked hard the past few years making sure…

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