Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends | November 2017

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Mobile apps leveraging brands and posing security risks to end users increased by 105%

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

View BrandProtect's Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends and learn about the monthly trends on mitigation and take downs of malicious domains, brand, social media, mobile and phishing threats.

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Topics: Brand Protection, Domain Management, Social Media Monitoring, infographic, mitigation, Phishing trends, cyber threat, trends, cyber threat trends

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends | October 2017

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Threats on social media increased significantly compared to September! 

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

View BrandProtect's Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends and learn about the monthly trends on mitigation and take downs of malicious domains, brand, social media, mobile and phishing threats.

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Topics: Brand Protection, Domain Management, Social Media Monitoring, infographic, mitigation, Phishing trends, cyber threat, trends, cyber threat trends

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends | September 2017

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Mitigation of mobile apps posing security risks to end users increased by 271%

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, Domain Management, Social Media Monitoring, infographic, mitigation, Phishing trends, cyber threat, trends, cyber threat trends

The Scam That Can Bankrupt Your Business

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The FBI has reported a 2,370% increase in business email compromise (BEC) between January 2015 and December 2016. This type of fraud includes what we at BrandProtect refer as email phishing, spear phishing, or whaling.

The scam, commonly known as “CEO fraud”, is a highly engineered attack that will typically target high-level executives by impersonating them to trick people inside the organization to provide sensitive information and ultimately making the victim wire money to a fraudulent account.

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Topics: Domain Management, Phishing, BEC Attacks, scams, email phishing

Dinner with Donald Trump?  Or Maybe Not??

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Ian Hawes wants you to have dinner with Donald Trump.  He is a 25-year old, self-proclaimed entrepreneur, and “registered genius."  Ian’s story broke Monday morning on Politico and it is a cautionary tale for anyone who values their online reputation. 

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Topics: Domain Management, cybersquatting, 2016 Elections, Brand Threats, fraud, Masquerades

How to Be Prepared for the Oldest Trick in the Book....

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro on Wed, Jul 27, 2016

 

 

Regardless of their politics, the recent news of the DNC server hack, allegedly by Russian-government-backed hackers, should have security teams pulling their hair out.  Why?  Because the first phase of the attack used one of the oldest tricks in the book -- a phishing email attack, leveraging a copycat domain. 

"For example, the first group, APT 28, often uses the same tactic: registering a domain whose name is similar to that of its target, to trick users into disclosing their passwords when logging into the wrong site. In this case, hackers set up misdepatrment.com — switching two letters — to target users of MIS Department, which manages networks for the Democratic committee."  NY TImes, July 27, 2016

It should be no surprise to learn that almost every devastating cyber breach, from Target to the DNC, starts with the same exploit:

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Topics: Identity Theft, data breach, hackers, Domain Management, Phishing, cybercrime, Spear Phishing, 2016 Elections, MX Records

BrandProtect Announces Major Updates to threatSMART Platform

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

New Features Enhance Proactive Defenses Against Modern Cyber Exploits, Including Socially Engineered Spear Phishing, Ransomware and other BEC Attacks

TORONTO – April 27, 2016BrandProtect has significantly extended its industry leading threatSMART™ platform for cyber threat monitoring, intelligence, and mitigation with key features designed to speed analysis and enhance proactive defenses against modern cyber exploits, including socially engineered spear phishing, ransomware, and other business email compromise (BEC) attacks. New platform enhancements include MX-Record Monitoring, Advanced Incident Correlation, the BrandProtect ThreatCenter™, and new direct connections of threatSMART data feeds to popular enterprise threat analytics platforms Splunk and HP ArcSight.

“Enterprise-targeted cyberattacks are evolving rapidly. Socially engineered phishing, BEC and other focused, and unfortunately, effective schemes dominate the concerns of enterprise CISOs everywhere,” said Roberto Drassinower, BrandProtect CEO. “Today we announce the latest of our continuous enhancements to our threatSMART platform, again directly addressing the most important pain points that CISOs now face. We are filling the gaps for threat detection, intelligence, and mitigation of cyber threats that arise beyond the traditional security perimeter.”

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Topics: Domain Management, cybersquatting, Phishing, cyber threats, Spear Phishing, CSO, threatSMART, ThreatCenter, MX Records, Splunk, ArcSight

BrandProtect Anti Phishing Adds MX Record Monitoring.
CISOs: Why This Matters To You.

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Over the past 18 months there has been a phenomenal increase in the frequency of socially targeted email attacks. 

The FBI recently reported that global losses related to these Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams experienced a 270% increase from January to August 2015. These kinds of attacks do real damage, including the compromise of internal networks, the inappropriate disclosure of company IP or PII, the incorrect transfer of funds from the company treasury, to name a few of the most common outcomes. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stolen through these schemes, directly affecting corporate bottom lines.

In these sophisticated attacks, employees, and/or business partners are targeted

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Topics: Identity Theft, Domain Management, cybersquatting, Phishing, cyber threats, online risk, Spear Phishing, CISO, CSO, FFIEC

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