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Lewd Phishing Lures Aimed at Business Explode

Socially engineered BEC attacks using X-rated material spike 974 percent. Attackers have amped up their use of X-rated phishing lures in business email compromise (BEC) attacks. A new report found a stunning 974-percent spike in social-engineering scams involving suggestive materials, usually aimed at male-sounding names within a company. The Threat . . . Read more

CISOs Struggle to Cope with Mounting Job Stress

Pandemic and evolving IT demands are having a major, negative impact on CISOs’ mental health, a survey found. The CISOs aren’t OK. A new survey showed the pandemic has ratcheted up job pressure to “extreme stress” levels among chief information security officers (CISOs), and it’s left them grappling for coping . . . Read more

Verizon: Pandemic Ushers in ⅓ More Cyber-Misery

The DBRI – Verizon’s 2021 data breach report – shows spikes in sophisticated phishing, financially motivated cyberattacks and a criminal focus on web-application servers. Thanks for just showing up, said the team that cranked out the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). It’s quite the accomplishment that we all . . . Read more