Top 10 Phishing Email Subject Lines

How many emails do you receive each day? Did you know that one out of every 99 emails is a phishing attack? Phishing emails are everywhere and are still the most consistently effective cyberattack method we see daily. The subject lines are tricky as they appear to be legitimate emails that would generally be in your inbox, and it takes utmost vigilance and awareness to not click right on through one of these emails. To become more vigilant and cyber-aware, let’s take a look at the top 10 phishing email subject lines from Q1 of 2022.

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Experts Weigh in on the State of Email-based Threats

Hackers often rely on email to be their delivery vehicle for malware. They develop a weaponized URL or attachment before delivering it via email to their unlucky targets. Email has become a hacker favorite in recent years because it is cheap and easy to use—and unfortunately, hackers know that users tend to click on links and attachments. But how do these phishing emails continue to get through traditional security layers, and what can defenders do to stop them? To help answer these questions, we brought in some experts.

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Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

Let’s be honest, the cybersecurity marketplace is complex and confusing. Businesses are already struggling to make sense of security and defend themselves from modern attackers. It doesn’t help that they are also drowning in a sea of acronyms and jargon while doing it. MDR, EDR, NGAV, SIEM, the list goes on and it can feel like you’re staring at a bowl of alphabet soup.To help you make sense of today's complex security landscape, we've defined the key acronyms and capabilities that can be found in several of today's most crucial security categories.

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Malicious Android App Infects 100,000

Have you ever downloaded a fun app to your phone that allows you to edit your photo into an avatar, meme, or possibly a cartoon? If so, you probably didn’t even think twice about it. Many of us trust that the Apple Store or Google Play Store has vetted all of the apps for sale and trust that they are safe. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and recently there was an app on the Google Play store that installed malware and stole over 100,000 users’ Facebook passwords. Were you a victim?

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How to Defend Against Credential Stuffing

Credential Stuffing was our topic last week. If you missed it, here is the link. We discussed what it is, the steps hackers take, and how likely you are to be a victim. Other than not reusing passwords, we did not cover how to prevent falling victim to one of the most common attacks. Let’s look at how to stay safe from a credential stuffing attack.

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What is Credential Stuffing?

There are so many keywords and topics when it comes to cybersecurity that it is hard to keep everything straight. We hear about hacks, phishing, breach, ransomware, malicious emails, as well as so many more. One topic you may not hear often is Credential stuffing. Credential stuffing is the automated insertion of stolen username and password pairs (“credentials”) into website login forms to fraudulently gain access to user accounts. Credential Stuffing is a subset of the brute force attack category. Brute forcing will attempt to try multiple passwords against one or multiple accounts, guessing a password, in other words. Credential Stuffing typically refers to specifically using known (breached) username/password pairs against other websites.

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Cybersecurity Budgeting in the Age of Ransomware

As organizational leaders finalize their budgets for 2022, cybersecurity costs are top of mind, especially ransomware costs. As attacks grow increasingly frequent and sophisticated, the price of mitigating an incident is rising rapidly. In 2021, the average ransomware payment rose to $570,000, compared with $312,000 in 2020. Of course, there’s more to recovering from a ransomware attack than paying the ransom – a lot more – which is why total recovery costs hit a cool $1.85 million this year, more than double the 2020 average of $761,106.

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