Google Drive starts warning users about suspicious files

Google has announced on Thursday that it has started warning users when they open potentially suspicious or dangerous files hosted on Google Drive. “We will display a warning banner to help protect [users] and their organization from malware, phishing and ransomware. These warnings are already available when opening Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings,” Google […]

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Phishers go after business email credentials by impersonating U.S. DOL

Phishers are trying to harvest credentials for Office 365 or other business email accounts by impersonating the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Inky‘s researchers have warned. The ploy? The DOL is ostensibly inviting companies to submit “proposals from qualified contractors for ongoing government projects”, and helpfully explaining the various steps of the process: By clicking […]

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Phishers’ favorite brands in Q4 2021

International courier and package delivery company DHL heads the list of most imitated brands by phishers and malware peddlers in Q4 2021, according to Check Point Research. “FedEx also appeared in the top ten list for the first time in Q4 2021, no doubt the result of threat actors trying to target vulnerable online shoppers […]

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Ukraine: Wiper malware masquerading as ransomware hits government organizations

In the wake of last week’s attention-grabbing defacements of many Ukrainian government websites, Microsoft researchers have revealed evidence of a malware operation targeting multiple organizations in Ukraine, deploying what seems to be ransomware but is actually Master Boot Records (MBR) wiper malware. The defacements “On the night of January 13-14, a number of government websites, […]

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How can SMBs extend their SecOps capabilities without adding headcount?

Which is more important for achieving organizational cybersecurity: security products or security people? The right answer to this (trick) question is that both are equally important. But while cybersecurity budgets are rising, most small and some midsize organizations looking to employ skilled cybersecurity professionals are often unable to match salaries offered by big enterprises in […]

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