Hackers aren't sending attachments to everyone, though. The difference in this reincarnation of a tried-and-true tactic is that cybercriminals are targeting businesses, and sometimes masking as requests or files coming from within the company. Clay Calvert, director of cybersecurity for MetroStar Systems , says that hackers are often searching for the names of comptrollers or CFOs from company websites — typically available on "about us" pages — and then sending them emails pretending to be from a higher up in the company.
They're the targets because they control the money. Proofpoint also found that in , hackers tried to get at these accountants through fake LinkedIn connect requests and other social media lures — and attack that has virtually disappeared in Instead, the vehicle of choice is communication notification templates, and corporate and personal financial communication lures — things like voicemail and fax notifications.
More companies should avoid their CFOs being easily searchable, Calvert says, by making sure those "about us" pages are not indexed, or making the names of their personnel graphics instead of text on a page. Big event coming up? Something that people will tweet about obsessively? Hackers will show up, too. It starts with advertisers ].
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They found malicious content customized specifically for delivery to the events' massive audiences. Sometimes these lures are posted on a brand's Facebook page. Proofpoint also found more attacks on top U. This just isn't bad for a brand's image, but could also make a brand liable for any attacks posted to their pages, no matter who posted them.
The same is true online. You are responsible for your visitors. While attacks are getting more specific and targeted, Proofpoint found that the overall volume of messages was down in the first half of Media daily volume of unsolicited messages dropped over 30 percent from January to June This isn't something to celebrate, though.
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