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Financials & Card Data Top Q3 Targets on the Dark Web

In Q3, credit unions nearly overtook national banks as the top targeted industry on the Dark Web, according to recent data from Fortra’s PhishLabs.
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Emails Reported as Malicious Reach Four-Quarter High in Q3

The volume of malicious emails reported in corporate inboxes has reached a four-quarter high, according to the latest data from Fortra's PhishLabs.
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What is Whaling Phishing & How Does it Work?

“Whaling” phishing fraud attacks target the C-suite of a company which creates high risk of extremely sensitive, mission-critical data being stolen and exposed. Fortunately, protecting the organization from these attacks is possible. Whaling phishing is a type of phishing attack targeting larger, high-value targets, which is why it's called "Whaling." Attackers themselves often pretend to be C...
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Forbes: 8 Ways To Keep Your Social Security Number Safe From Identity Theft

It’s difficult to control your Social Security number in the wild. In his September contribution to Forbes Advisor, John Wilson discusses the most common scams involving Social Security numbers and provides 8 steps individuals can take to prevent identity fraud. Originally published in Forbes Advisor: “For too many of us, our SSNs are already in the hands of miscreants, along with our other...
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How to Mitigate Online Counterfeit Threats

The broad scope of counterfeit campaigns and unclear boundaries of abuse make it challenging to successfully mitigate online threats targeting retail brands. There is a fine line between infringement and fair use of publicly made materials, as well as immeasurable online environments where counterfeit campaigns may live and grow.
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What Is Email Spoofing & How Do You Protect Against It?

What is Email Spoofing? Email spoofing is one of the most common forms of cybercriminal activity, specifically a form of identity deception that's widely used in phishing and spam attacks. It underpins the mechanism required to conduct hacking activities, and it can take many forms. Unfortunately, most email users will eventually receive an email that has been spoofed—whether they know it or not...
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The Last Watchdog: The Drivers Behind Persistent Ransomware and Defensive Tactics to Deploy

In his guest essay for The Last Watchdog, Eric George, Director of Solutions Engineering at PhishLabs by, explains what ransomware is, who the high-stake threat actors are, and how organizations can defend themselves against ransomware attacks. Originally published in The Last Watchdog “Ransomware usually starts with a phishing email. An unsuspecting employee will open a legitimate-looking message...
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Hybrid Vishing. It's Such A Thing.

In this podcast, John Wilson, senior fellow for threat research at, discusses how vishing, a tactic used to gain PII information from people through phone messages is - like its success - on the rise. Gain insight into this devious scam and the best defense against it.
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The “i'’s” Have It: How BEC Scammers Validate New Targets with Blank Emails

Have you ever received a blank email from someone you don’t know? If you have, it may have been from a cybercriminal making sure your email account is legitimate prior to a Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack. Agari and PhishLabs define BEC as any response-based spear phishing attack involving the impersonation of a trusted party to trick victims into making an unauthorized financial...
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Protecting Remote Employees from Phishing and BEC Attacks

Email is even more crucial as a collaboration tool while we are all working from home and taking other precautions to stay safe and healthy. Hackers, cybercriminals, and other bad actors are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic for their own personal gain, and it’s your job to ensure your workforce is protected from harm. How do you enable the productivity of your now remote workforce, while...
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Forrester Webinar: Risk of Third-Party Impersonation & BEC Scams

Ever since the first spam email message, we have been at war with cyber criminals, who seek to subvert our email communications. We are experiencing an online arms race: As anti-spam solutions improve, criminals find ways around these defenses. Business Email Compromise (BEC) is an area where the criminals have the upper hand against traditional Secure Email Gateways (SEGs). According to Agari’s...
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Understanding the Specific BEC and Phishing Attacks Targeting Your Organization

In this webinar, enterprise email security expert Brent Sleeper shares a quick demonstration of the Agari Active Defense BEC Threat Intelligence service. Learn how security teams gain actionable intelligence by engaging threat actors behind the BEC and phishing attacks targeting your organization. You’ll gain valuable insights, such as: The power of understanding the full attack cycle in...
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Anatomy of a Comprised Email Account

Using active defense techniques, Agari planted credentials into more than 8,000 phishing sites impersonating enterprise applications, then monitored these accounts to see when and how each compromised account was accessed. Through our analysis, we gained unique insights into what cybercriminals do with compromised email accounts. Watch this webinar to hear answers to important questions about the...
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Protect Employees Against BEC Attacks with Agari Phishing Defense™

In this webinar, enterprise email and security expert Art Chavez demonstrates how Agari Phishing Defense™ protects employees against phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks that easily bypass existing security controls such as secure email gateways, URL rewriting processes, and impostor classifiers. You’ll discover valuable insights, and learn how to: Keep your employees safe by...
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What is Social Engineering?

Transcript Social engineering is the use of idiosyncrasies of the way our brains work to trick us into doing something we would otherwise not do. Let me give you an example. Suppose that you live in an apartment complex that has a secure gate and everyone at that complex has been told, "Don't let strangers in. Don't hold the door for anyone." I could use a few techniques to get in there. For...
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What is Ransomware?

Transcript Ransomware really is continuing to be that go-to attack for attackers, and it's really one of the most effective ways that they have to extort businesses and compromise user data. How does ransomware work? Well, typically, it's delivered via infected email attachments or via compromised websites or contact management systems. Here at Agari, we actually think that the best way to...
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What is a Data Breach?

Transcript A data breach occurs anytime somebody has unauthorized access to data. In a corporate sense, this can be anytime that an employee internally is able to access data that they do not have permission for, or more specifically, when somebody outside of the organization is able to gain access inside the organization by using compromised credentials or some type of persistence on an endpoint...