Day: December 7, 2021

Alaris Cyber Defense
Posted on: December 7, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

Omicron Phishing Scam Already Active in the UK

Data from Dark Reading’s latest Strategic Security Survey show that more companies experienced a data breach over the past year due to phishing than any other cause. The percentage of organizations reporting a phishing-related breach is slightly higher in the 2021 survey (53%) than in the 2020 survey (51%).

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Posted on: December 7, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

Phishing Remains #1

Phishing Remains #1 Phishing, malware, and denial-of-service attacks (the second two often caused by the first) remained the most common causes for data breaches in 2021. Data from Dark Reading’s latest Strategic Security Survey show that more companies experienced a data breach over the past year due to phishing than any other cause. The percentage of organizations reporting a phishing-related breach is slightly higher in the 2021 survey (53%) than…

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Posted on: December 7, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

It really was a Nigerian prince (or at least a CEO)

The Good Guys Win One It really was a Nigerian prince (or at least a CEO) This past summer, warnings went out that scammers were contacting people and asking them to unleash ransomware inside their employer’s network.  The deal was for a percentage of any ransom paid by the victim company. This week, authorities in Nigeria arrested a suspect in connection with the scheme. The brazen approach targeted disgruntled employees…