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Catches of the month: Phishing scams for May…

Welcome to May’s round-up of phishing scams. This month, we look at a scam imitating SharePoint that has bypassed Microsoft’s secure email gateway, and investigate the damaging effects of a data breach at a cryptocurrency…

How to avoid social engineering scams

Cyber criminals have many tricks up their sleeves when it comes to compromising sensitive data. They don’t always rely on system vulnerabilities and sophisticated hacks; they’re just as likely to target an organisation’s employees. The…

5 ways to improve your information security in…

Protecting your organisation against cyber attacks can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of security whack-a-mole. As soon as you’ve secured one weakness, another one appears. This can demoralise any organisation and make them believe…

Police Have Disrupted the Emotet Botnet

A coordinated effort has captured the command-and-control servers of the Emotet botnet: Emotet establishes a backdoor onto Windows computer systems via automated phishing emails that distribute Word documents compromised with malware. Subjects of emails and…

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Detecting Phishing Emails

Research paper: Rick Wash, “How Experts Detect Phishing Scam Emails“: Abstract: Phishing scam emails are emails that pretend to be something they are not in order to get the recipient of the email to undertake…