New Report Reveals the Brands Most Impersonated by Phishers
Feb25

New Report Reveals the Brands Most Impersonated by Phishers

A new report from Vade Secure has revealed the top 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks. The Q4, 2019 Phishers’ Favorite report confirmed PayPal is still the brand most commonly impersonated in phishing attacks, with 11,392 detected phishing URLs in Q4. This is the second successive quarter that PayPal has topped the list. PayPal phishing URL detections are up 23% year-over-year and new PayPal phishing URLs are now being detected at a rate of 124 a day. There was an increase in phishing URL detections impersonating Facebook, which saw the social media giant leapfrog Microsoft (3rd) and Netflix (4th) into 2nd place. Facebook phishing URL detections are up 358.8% on Q4, 2018. Microsoft may be in third place overall, but it is the most commonly impersonated brand in corporate phishing attacks. Microsoft now has more than 200 million active Office 365 business users and those users are targeted to gain access to their Office 365 credentials. Office 365 accounts can contain a wealth of sensitive information and can be used to conduct spear phishing attacks on partners and...

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Vade Secure Expands its AI-Based Email Threat Detection Capabilities
Oct18

Vade Secure Expands its AI-Based Email Threat Detection Capabilities

Vade Secure has announced the launch of a new AI-based Computer Vision Engine which has been added to all of its email security products to improve detection of phishing threats The new Computer Vision Engine is capable of identifying images commonly used in phishing emails such as brand logos, text-based images, and QR codes and detects phishing threats that commonly fool email security solutions. “Cybercriminals are carrying out increasingly targeted and dynamic phishing attacks, going so far as changing every element of the code in order to evade detection,” said Sebastien Goutal, Chief Science Officer, Vade Secure. “Such attacks often contain thousands, even millions, of unique emails from a code point of view, but to the human eye, the messages appear identical.” The new Computer Vision Engine analyzes the rendering rather than the code to identify images that have been subtly changed to fool the template and feature matching algorithms used by many anti-phishing solutions. These subtle changes are often sufficient to prevent a brand logo in a phishing email from being matched...

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Vade Secure Announces New Auto-Remediate Feature for its Office 365 Email Security Solution
Jul15

Vade Secure Announces New Auto-Remediate Feature for its Office 365 Email Security Solution

The email security firm Vade Secure has announced the launch of a new Auto-Remediate feature Vade Secure for Office 365. The new feature provides continuous protection against phishing, spear phishing, malware, and ransomware threats for Office 365 environments and reduces the time system administrators need to spend finding, investigating, and responding to new email threats. Earlier this year, Vade Secure released a manual Remediate feature that allows system administrators to remove threats from inboxes with a single click. The Auto-Remediate feature takes this a step further and ensures new threats are automatically removed from inboxes when they are identified. The new feature is powered by threat intelligence gathered from the 600 million mailboxes protected by Vade Secure’s email security solution. When new threats are detected by users, the information is used to protect all other Vade Secure users in real time. Vade Secure’s artificial intelligence and machine learning system is capable of learning from mistakes and improves over time. “Email attacks are becoming more...

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