Cybersecurity Weekly 6.14.22

Summertime, The Season For Heightened Cybersecurity

Summer is traditionally a time for kicking back and relaxing, which is good for the soul — but unfortunately, it is also a time when people tend to relax their security awareness. Bad actors use bots and other automated software to scour social media, emails, and other “leakage points,” letting them know when business owners and others are going on vacation; hence when they are likely to let their guard down.  Read More

Whaling Attack: What It Is and How You Can Prevent One

A whaling attack, also known as CEO fraud, is a cyberattack that mainly targets top company executives and other important people in your organization. The term “whaling” is derived from the size of the attack itself. It also hints at its potential results for both the attacker and the organization. It’s almost like landing a prized catch when you go fishing. Read More

Google Chat Adds Warning Banners to Protect Against Phishing Attacks

Google Chat has replaced Hangouts and will now display banners warning you against potential phishing and malware attacks coming from personal accounts, Google announced on Thursday. This tweak for Google Chat is the latest expansion of Google’s attempts to prevent phishing. Read More

Iranian Phishing Attack Said to Target Top Israeli Officials, Former US Ambassador

According to the statement, the hackers “performed an account takeover of some victims’ inboxes and then hijacked existing email conversations to start attacks from an already existing email conversation between a target and a trusted party and continue that conversation in that guise.” Read More

Cyberthreats 2022: 3 Trends We See So Far

A report by Kroll, a U.S. provider of technology and insights related to risk and governance, claims the threat environment remains complex, and attackers are increasingly targeting email for initial access and extortion. Following is a high-level summary of their findings. Read More