Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • Reconnaissance and Impersonation pay off for Cyber Criminals

    Posted on July 28, 2017 by in News

    In this Barracuda Research post, we examine a recent attack against an organization that had no spear phishing protection in place.   This incident demonstrates the dangers of using unauthenticated email for financial transactions. The PC used by the controller at the company was infected with malware that echoed a copy of every email he received […]

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  • Most Office 365 Admin Use the Recycle Bin as Backup

    Posted on July 21, 2017 by in News

    Nearly 66% of Office 365 administrators use Recycle Bin to back up their data, a practice that could leave data lost and unrecoverable.  There are several reasons why Office 365 administrators should not use Recycle Bin to protect their data, but nearly two-thirds continue to do so. This risky and unreliable practice could lead to […]

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  • Someone Stole his Identity and had him Declared “Bankrupt”

    Posted on July 14, 2017 by in News

    The CEO of one of the world’s largest security companies was briefly declared bankrupt this week after having his identity stolen. Swedish firm Securitas confirmed that chief executive Alf Goransson was declared bankrupt on Monday by the Stockholm District Court after a fraudulent application was made using stolen personal information. The decision was reversed on […]

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  • Petya Attack: What You Need to Know

    Posted on July 7, 2017 by in News

    With news of WannaCry in the distant past, a new cyber attack, Petya, has invaded systems across the globe. Petya has officials questioning whether or not the attack’s true intention was to generate money via extortion, or if the target was actually aimed at harming key businesses, specifically those based in Ukraine. The virus began […]

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