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Vishing Hybrid, Response-Based Attacks on the Rise

Vishing attacks targeting corporate users have more than doubled for the second consecutive quarter, according to PhishLabs’ Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report . Response-Based attacks such as these are increasingly targeting corporate users and stand alongside email-based Credential Theft and Malware attacks to make up the top attack vector targeting enterprises. Every quarter...
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Initial Access Brokers: Selling Entry into Your Network

Ransomware continues to grow as a thriving underground economy with limited risk and little barrier to entry. Ransomware attacks are supported by a robust ecosystem of dark web services, where many of the tasks needed to carry out an attack can be outsourced. These tasks are increasingly available and sold by threat actors who specialize in them. In this post, we take a look at Initial Access...
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Research Finds Alarming Jump in Phishing Attacks

PhishLabs Threat Trends and Intelligence Report show attacks grow 31.5% year-to-date over 2020, with social media attacks continuing to climb; September more than doubles its phishing activity over the same month last year. November 9, 2021, Charleston, SC – PhishLabs by Fortra, the leading provider of Digital Risk Protection solutions, today released their Quarterly Threat Trends and Intelligence...
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New Quarterly Threat Trends Intelligence Report Available

Vishing attacks have more than doubled for the second consecutive quarter, according to the PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report. The November 2021 report uses hundreds of thousands of attacks analyzed and mitigated by PhishLabs to identify the top threats targeting brands and determine emerging trends throughout the threat landscape. Key Findings of the Quarterly Threat Trends...
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Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Webinar (Nov 2021)

Throughout 2021, PhishLabs has detected and mitigated hundreds of thousands of phishing, social media, email, and dark web threats targeting a broad range of enterprises and brands. The PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report provides an analysis of the latest findings and insights into key trends shaping the threat landscape. Join our Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence webinar...
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Advanced Banking Trojan Sets New Standard for Android Malware

A new Android banking trojan is targeting financial institutions, crypto-wallets, and the retail industry. Dubbed S.O.V.A., the Russian word for Owl, the feature-rich malware abuses device accessibility services to steal personal identifiable information and banking credentials. S.O.V.A. is still in its development phase and, if authors deliver on future capabilities promised, this already...
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Fortra Acquires PhishLabs to Continue Expansion of Cybersecurity Portfolio

MINNEAPOLIS (October 19, 2021) — Fortra announced today the acquisition of PhishLabs, a leading cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets. PhishLabs sources intelligence across the internet to proactively find and mitigate digital risks. The team and solutions from PhishLabs will join Fortra’ growing cybersecurity...
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Multi-Stage Vishing Attacks Skyrocket

Multi-stage vishing attacks have more than doubled since Q2, overtaking BEC attacks as the second most reported response-based threat. These two-pronged attacks differ from conventional vishing by combining malicious emails and phone calls to trick victims into disclosing sensitive information. Emails associated with these campaigns are particularly adept at getting past attack controls because...
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BazaLoader Leads Payloads as Families Fluctuate, Players Broaden

Malware delivered via email continues to be the primary source of damaging ransomware attacks targeting businesses and their brands. The malware threat landscape has been tumultuous over the course of 2021, with unskilled actors enjoying a lower barrier to entry through as-a-service models, allowing easy access to proven and sophisticated malicious software. These tools are in a constant state of...
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Fake Mobile Apps Leave Users Vulnerable, Damage Brands

Cloned and spoofed mobile applications can damage a brand’s reputation and compromise user data. Fake mobile apps are widely available on both third-party and official app stores and rely heavily on brand impersonation to build trust and drive downloads. Many mobile users lack the security posture normally practiced on desktops, leaving devices vulnerable to compromise. Fake Apps Fake mobile apps...
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Financial Services: The Top Tools and Tactics Used to Execute Phishing Attacks

Financial institutions have experienced a 15.3% increase in share in phishing attacks, according to PhishLabs’ Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report . This increase establishes financial services as the top targeted industry and shows threat actors continue to place high value on compromised banking credentials. In this post, we take a look at the tools and infrastructure used by threat...
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Free Tools and Services Fuel Phishing Increase

Phishing volume continues to outpace 2020 by 22%, according to PhishLabs’ Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report. Every quarter, PhishLabs analyzes hundreds of thousands of phishing and social media attacks targeting enterprises to identify key trends in the threat landscape. In this piece we take a look at phishing volume, industries targeted, and how attacks are being staged. 2021...
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Top 10 TLDs Abused

Domains are some of the most highly abused tools threat actors use to manipulate victims and execute phishing attacks. In the latest PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence report, we break down how actors are abusing Legacy Generic (gTLD) and Country Code (ccTLD) Top-level domains, HTTPS, and free security certificates to target enterprises. Top-level Domain Abuse Nearly half of all...
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PhishLabs Recognized by Inc. 5000 as One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America

September 8, 2021, Charleston, SC – PhishLabs, the leading provider of Digital Risk Protection solutions, has been recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies in Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list. The Inc. 5000 list is a unique look at the most successful companies within America’s economy and considered the most prestigious ranking of independent small businesses. “Look...
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Social Media Attacks Increase 47%

Social media threats targeting enterprises have increased 47% since January 2021, according to PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report . While the attack volume varies by industry, today the average organization is being targeted on social media with increasing frequency. Every quarter, PhishLabs analyzes and mitigates hundreds of thousands of phishing and social media attacks...
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The Most Prevalent Threats to Corporate Inboxes

Every quarter, PhishLabs analyzes and mitigates hundreds of thousands of phishing and social media attacks targeting enterprises. In this post, we discuss the top threats reaching corporate inboxes based on incidents detected and mitigated with our Suspicious Email Analysis solution. Credential Theft Credential theft continues to represent the largest share of threats targeting corporate inboxes...
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3 Strategies to Enhance Brand Threat Intelligence

Brand threats have accounted for 68% of fraud attacks so far this year. Contrary to traditional cyber attacks, which are designed to compromise the infrastructure or circumvent controls, brand threats live outside of the organization’s control and compromise the reputation of your brand. Common types of brand misrepresentation include spoofed emails, social media scams, and fake mobile apps. The...
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New PhishLabs Research Finds Sharp Jump in Attacks on Crypto As Overall Phishing Volume Increases 22%

Quarterly Threat Trends and Intelligence Report Finds Increase in Phishing Attacks Year-to-Date Over the First Six Months of 2020; Qbot More Than Half of Payloads Encountered, as Darkside and Others Go Offline August 17, 2021, Charleston, SC – PhishLabs , the leading provider of Digital Risk Protection solutions, today released their Quarterly Threat Trends and Intelligence Report. Overall, the...
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New Quarterly Threat Trends Intelligence Report Now Available

Phishing volume in 2021 continues to outpace last year by 22%, according to PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report. The August 2021 report uses data from hundreds of thousands of attacks analyzed and mitigated by PhishLabs to identify the most recent top threats targeting brands and determine emerging trends throughout the threat landscape. Key Findings of the Quarterly Threat...
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PhishLabs Recognized as a Best Place to Work for Sixth Consecutive Year

Charleston-based cybersecurity company is named a top employer. August 11, 2021, Charleston, SC – PhishLabs , the leading provider of Digital Risk Protection solutions, has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for the sixth consecutive year. The award recognizes top-notch employers who continue to put their employees first during these challenging times. Check out career opportunities...