Beware the Big Phish?

Big name brands are big phishing targets. Why? Because they are well recognized by many consumers. When an email claims to be from Bank of America, even non-Bank of America consumers recognize the name. And familiarity breeds confidence so users are more likely to...

Wire Fraud – An “Oldie but Goodie”

As we head in to spring, leaving behind an eventful winter, the EdgeWave Threat Detection Center continues to see interesting approaches to bypassing traditional email security gateways. While it’s difficult to place them in the “campaign” category, it’s good to...

Feeling Blue About Phishing

Cybercriminals using Microsoft Azure (and other public cloud infrastructures) is not new. The twist here is how Azure is being used as part of a Facebook workplace phishing campaign aimed at collecting user credentials. Considering Workplace has very low adoption to...

Welcome to Phishing 2019

A new year, and a new phishing technique. While it’s hard to qualify anything as truly “new”, it is always interesting to see the latest approach. This week the EdgeWave Threat Detection Center saw a dramatic increase in phishing email using EML attachments. That’s...

Last Minute Shopping?!

Looks like the criminal community needed a last-minute infusion of cash. Earlier today the EdgeWave Threat Detection Center saw the first samples of a Christmas themed attack using an obfuscated VB macro within a Microsoft Word attachment. As usual, the email comes...

Is that you Amazon?

Another day closer to Christmas, the shopping urgency (anxiety?) increases, and cybercriminals are looking to take advantage of unsuspecting users. This week the EdgeWave Threat Detection Center caught a very impressive phishing campaign spoofing Amazon. While this...