Threat Brief: Your Child Could Be The Next Victim of Identity Theft

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Tue, May 01, 2018
In 2017, over one million children’s records were stolen, study shows

Child identity theft is a crime that occurs when a person uses the information of a minor in order to commit fraud. There’s a number of reasons why children’s information is attractive for thieves. Mostly because a children’s credit report is clean, which allows thieves to use it for financial purposes and the crime can go unnoticed over a long period of time until it’s too late.

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Topics: Identity Theft, identity theft prevention, threat brief, child identity theft

Cyber Threats Targeting Brands Increased by 58% - Infographic

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The internet continues to grow at an exponential rate alongside tremendous opportunities for companies to market their brands and for consumers to find more convenient ways of online shopping and banking. Unfortunately, this progress also comes with new opportunities for cyber crime. 

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Topics: Brand Protection, infographic, mitigation, cyber threat trends

Threat Brief: Facebook - Who Are You Sharing Your Life With?

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Thu, Apr 05, 2018

FACEBOOK EXPOSED MORE THAN 50 MILLION USERS TO CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA

As Facebook faces the data privacy scandal involving the consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, where they managed to access the records of more than 50 million users, it is time for you to take a giant leap towards protecting your information and review what you are sharing online.

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Topics: Privacy Protection, Facebook, ThreatBrief

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends | February 2018

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Threatening or malicious domains using brands or trademarks significantly increased by 278% compared to January

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Topics: Brand Protection, infographic, mitigation, cyber threat trends

Threat Brief: Free Sweepstakes Might Cost You

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Thu, Mar 01, 2018

SWEEPSTAKE SCAMS CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF MONEY AND POTENTIALLY BECOMING A TARGET FOR CYBER CRIMINALS

Fraudulent sweepstakes can arrive through the mail, an internet ad and even through a phone call or text message. Scammers are now using sophisticated tactics for their notifications to seem real and fool victims into giving them personal information to use it for criminal activities such as taking out loan or even filing for tax refunds on their behalf.

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Topics: ThreatBrief, sweepstake scam

Abuse Box Forwarding (ABF) - Improve Response Time, Reduce Manpower, Compliance

Posted by Dylan Sachs on Thu, Feb 08, 2018

One of the defining characteristics of a takedown provider is its ability to detect phishing sites.  Through various approaches, takedown vendors have defined their strategies for detection of malicious emails - either building up their own spam traps, pulling data from third-parties like the Anti-Phishing Working Group, partnering with mail service providers, or even acquiring other organizations.  While these approaches are often successful, in that they detect a significant number of phishing attacks, they are still incomplete, and often are missing a non-negligible amount of phish.  

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Topics: Phishing, solutions for phishing

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends | January 2018

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Mobile threats increased 453% compared to December!

BrandProtect uses propietary technology to constantly search the internet for threats associated with operational, legal, reputational, revenue and compliance risk.

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Topics: Brand Protection, infographic, mitigation, cyber threat, trends, cyber threat trends

Threat Brief: Tax Scams are Back and Spreading Fast

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Thu, Feb 01, 2018

W-2 PHISHING EMAILS INCREASED 870% IN 2017

Cybercriminals are becoming smarter in developing sophisticated schemes that can easily deceive anyone. From perfectly constructed emails that look legitimate to fake phone calls claiming to be from the IRS… it’s all coming back and the scams are spreading faster than ever!

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Topics: ThreatBrief, tax scam, phishing emails

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