Post Tagged with: "e-mail"

Breach of Panama Firm Attributed to Hack

April 5, 2016 09:430 comments
Breach of Panama Firm Attributed to Hack

In-brief: the Panama-based law firm at the center of a massive data leak said that more than 11 million documents were taken from his firm by “hackers” and defended its reputation and practices. 

Read more ›

Finding Balance on the Internet of Things

March 21, 2016 08:451 comment
The Internet of Things is disrupting long-held notions of privacy, security and safety says Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems.

In-brief: For all its promise, the Internet of Things is poised to disrupt long-held, societal notions of privacy, safety and security, argues Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems. 

Read more ›

Wire Transfer Scam Shows Assertiveness Works with Phishing, Too

March 31, 2015 00:00Comments Off on Wire Transfer Scam Shows Assertiveness Works with Phishing, Too
The controversy over SSL-busting software on Lenovo laptops keeps getting bigger. Is this the end of SSL?

In-brief: Websense has uncovered a phishing scam that uses “urgent” e-mails from executives to fool employees into wiring money overseas. 

Read more ›

Was Malware Behind A Billion Dollar Heist?

February 15, 2015 17:49Comments Off on Was Malware Behind A Billion Dollar Heist?
Was Malware Behind A Billion Dollar Heist?

In-brief: The New York Times reports on a massive online heist involving more than 100 banks worldwide and losses of between $300 million and $1 billion, according to the security firm Kaspersky Lab. 

Read more ›

With Multi-Vector Attacks, Quality Threat Intelligence Matters

December 23, 2014 09:151 comment
String of pearls attacks require organizations to synthesize threat intelligence from many sources, Cisco's Scott Harrell argues.

In the last year, the world’s attention has been riveted by a series of high-profile hacks of major corporations in retail, finance and the entertainment industry, among others. Each of these incidents is unique, involving different threat actors and motives. However, each of these attacks is also a sterling example of what we, at Cisco, term “multi-vector attack” that employs a range of technologies, deployed in numerous stages, to penetrate the defenses of the target organization. Here at Cisco, we have studied these attacks in-depth and have identified some commonalities among these multi-vector attack, and useful approaches to combat them. This blog post will discuss some of our findings. About Multi-Vector Attacks Any cyber attack, large or small is born from a weak link in the security chain. These weak links take many forms: poorly configured Web servers, gullible employees or vulnerable-but-common applications like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and Java are common examples. Multi-vector  attacks […]

Read more ›