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Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Grant McGregor has written extensively on this blog about the growing risk from phishing, spear phishing and social engineering. Now, experts warn these risks have got an extra boost from the coronavirus pandemic. In April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched a campaign to...

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How Phishing Got Social

How Phishing Got Social

There’s a new attack vector in town: social media. Social is currently the fastest-growing type of phishing attack. Here’s what you need to know. We’ve covered phishing many times here on the Grant McGregor blog. We think it’s important to do so, because we all need to stay vigilant against the...

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The 10 Phishing Red Flags Your People Need to Know About Right Now

The 10 Phishing Red Flags Your People Need to Know About Right Now

Phishing is the most pernicious type of cyber-attack. While you can stop some phishing attempts with your security tools, it’s almost inevitable that some will reach their intended targets. This means educating your people has to be a key plank in any phishing defence strategy.

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Going to The Darkside?

Going to The Darkside?

 

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Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

Those of us of a certain age will remember the promise that things can only get better… and the mantra of “education, education, education”. It all seems a long way away today. The good news? When it comes to cybersecurity, things can get significantly better with a relatively small investment in...

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How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

People are often the weakest link of any security infrastructure. Which means the best line of defence when it comes to preventing phishing attacks or other people-focused exploits is to ensure staff are aware of the risks.

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The Rise of Personally-Targeted Spear-Phishing Attacks & How to Defend Yourself From Them...

The Rise of Personally-Targeted Spear-Phishing Attacks & How to Defend Yourself From Them...

As we all become more wary about the tell-tale signs of a phishing email attack, criminals are turning to a more targeted approach to email scamming: the spear-phishing attack.

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