At RSAC 2016, PhishLabs warns of Business Email Compromise attacks | Article

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IT Security Thing has returned from a week in San Francisco, where we attended RSAC 2016 for the 25th anniversary year of the world’s biggest IT security conference. At the Conference, we met up with Joseph Opacki, VP of threat research, analysis and intelligence at PhishLabs, who spoke about the latest organisational phishing threats, such as Business Email Compromise (BEC).

Opacki, formerly Senior Director of Global Research at iSIGHT Partners and Technical Director of Advanced Digital Forensics in the Operational Technology Division of the FBI (specialising in malware reverse engineering), talked about the recently published ‘Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report: Hacking the Human.’

Researched by the PhishLabs Research, Analysis and Intelligence Division (R.A.I.D) this report is based upon an analysis of more than a million malicious phishing sites hosted upon 130,000+ unique domains. Since 2008, PhishLabs has specialised in investigating phishing attacks (an average of 6,000 per month), identifying their underlying infrastructures in order to get them shut down.

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