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There’s no question that the threat landscape is constantly shifting for financial services companies. Throughout 2017 and the first half of 2018, we’ve seen a continued increase in attacks that directly target financial organizations, which comes as no surprise. However, increased access to...

A new type of threat that has been on the rise over the past few years is the use of fake social media profiles for cyber scams. These profiles usually try to impersonate someone or something a user usually trusts, such as big name brands and companies. Fake profiles can be used in a variety of...

On May 28, 2018, news reports started to surface about a data breach affecting two CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) subsidiaries – BMO (Bank of Montreal) and Simplii Financial. The reports stated that a data breach had occurred and that 90,000 customer records had been leaked. Hackers...

Phishing is a popular social engineering tactic used by hackers, typically intended to dupe users into clicking on a link, opening a malicious file and/or giving away some sort of personal info. Sometimes the phishing attempt is the primary goal of the attack, like tricking a user to download...

Browsing the Internet has become a minefield, where nearly any web page has the potential to infect a visitor’s endpoint (i.e., the user) and the endpoint's entire internal network (i.e., the organization). If users are not careful, they can trigger malicious malware downloads or get fooled by a...

OilRig is an Iranian-linked Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group, which also goes by the names of Cobalt Gypsy, Twisted Kitten and Crambus. The group was identified in 2015 and is believed to be linked to the Iranian Intelligence agency and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). At...

Ransowmare has been identified by the security community as a top threat of the cyber ecosystem in 2016. The proliferation of ransomware attacks in 2015 and 2016 resulted in a rapid evolution of new Ransomware types, yielding higher returns and fueling this epidemic.

You can find them on all social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, even Twitter and Instagram. Corporate social media accounts which, for one reason or another, don’t look quite right. Many of these suspicious-looking “Official” social media accounts claiming to represent companies or...