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What Is Email Phishing? How to Protect Your Enterprise

Phishing emails can steal sensitive data and cost companies' reputation. However, protecting a company from these scammers doesn't need to be difficult. What Do Phishing Emails Do? Phishing emails are a social engineering attack used to steal your personal information like passwords or credit card numbers. The victim receives an email appearing to be from a trusted company but which is actually...
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Identifying and Mitigating Email Threats

Email threats are ever evolving, and it’s important to stay up to date. Here are the current most common email threats and how to identify and mitigate them.So, what are the most common types of email threats today?Business Email Compromise Ransomware Phishing Spear Phishing Data Breach Spam Keyloggers Domain ImpersonationWe’ll explain these and more. Then, we’ll cover how to prevent, mitigate...
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… for Cybercriminals

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s also the busiest time of the year for online shopping. There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and gifts to buy for loved ones. Plus, gifts to buy for yourself when the deals are this good! But beware, for cybercriminals ‘tis also the season to scam millions of dollars from unsuspecting people and companies. They’re banking on people being in a rush and...
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Spear Phishing Emails: What They Are & How to Prevent Them

Spear phishing is more focused than normal phishing. To protect against this type of phishing, your entire company will need to be educated and protected. What is a typical spear phishing attempt? A typical spear phishing attempt is a fraudulent personalized email that is usually sent with an attachment or requests a response. The fraudster then tries to entice the recipient to open the infected...
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HelpSystems expands anti-phishing and DLP with latest acquisitions

Commenting on the Digital Guardian acquisition, Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems, said: “Our global customers look to us to provide them with powerful solutions and services to support all of their cybersecurity needs, and the data protection expertise the Digital Guardian team brings to HelpSystems is second to none. Read the full article >
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Email Protection: Tools for Maximum Security

If you haven’t protected your email yet, you’re open to attacks. This comprehensive guide explains what you need for complete email protection and where to get it. Email protection solutions provide features like spam filtering, firewalls, anti-phishing controls, antivirus policies, spyware detection, login security, data loss protection, and encryption to help secure your organization against...
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What Is a Phishing Attack? Types, Defenses & Prevention

Phishing attacks are all too common and can make a company lose millions of dollars. To protect against this scam, a company must have the right protocols and software in place. What is a phishing attack? A phishing attack is a social engineering attack, where an attacker mimics a trusted company or person to steal private information such as login or financial data. These attacks usually come as...
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HelpSystems Acquires PhishLabs to Continue Expansion of Cybersecurity Portfolio

Digital Risk Protection platform delivers curated threat intelligence and complete threat mitigation across digital risk landscape MINNEAPOLIS, October 19, 2021—HelpSystems announced today the acquisition of PhishLabs, a leading cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets. PhishLabs sources intelligence across the...
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How to Prevent Business Email Compromise Attacks

How can you prevent business email attacks? Is training enough? We'll walk you through solutions and tips to protect your enterprise email from these attacks. Why is business email compromise such a problem? Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are sophisticated scams that target specific individuals with believable emails asking for funds to be transferred. These attacks can cost a company...
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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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Phishing Sustain Near- Record Levels Through the First Half of 2021

Agari by HelpSystems features in APWG's Q2 Phishing Activity Trends Report. Here are some highlights: APWG saw 222,127 attacks in June 2021, the third worst month in APWG’s reporting history. Financial institutions and social media sectors were the most frequently victimized. Increases in vishing and smishing continue to be observed. Vishing is phishing advertised via voice messages, and smishing...
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How International Scam Artists Pulled Off an Epic Theft of Covid Benefits

Covid-19 provided ample opportunities for threat actors to exploit weaknesses in online systems. In this article by NBC News, spokespeople from Agari explain how one threat actor group, Scattered Canary, used email to fraudulently claim Covid relief unemployment benefits potentially worth millions of US dollars. Read the full article here. Agari’s Cyber Intelligence Division is dedicated to...
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Agari by HelpSystems Supports Customer Ready to Embrace BIMI Email Security

MINNEAPOLIS (July 15, 2021) — Agari by HelpSystems, a market leader in phishing defense for the enterprise, today announced that its Agari Brand Protection solution for Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication has been enhanced to help customers take advantage of Google’s newly launched support for BIMI in Gmail. BIMI—or Brand Indicators for Message...
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Catching Lookalike Domains with Image-Based Analysis

Reading is like riding a bicycle: once you master it, it feels easy and automatic, and you quickly forget how much effort it took to learn. For example, we are normally not aware that we move our eyes 3 or 4 times per second as we read, glancing at each word on a screen or page for a few hundred milliseconds. Nor do we realize that only a portion of a word is visible and in focus at any given...
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TLS for Email: What Is It & How to Check if an Email Uses It

What exactly is TLS?TLS is a popular Internet security protocol designed to establish secure communications that provides both privacy and data security. TLS was first developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) with the first version being published in 1999.TLS was created from another encryption protocol called Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Since both protocols are so closely related...
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Inside a Compromised Account: How Cybercriminals Use Credential Phishing to Further BEC Scams

Why would a cybercriminal spend time developing malware when he can simply trick unsuspecting users into handing over their passwords? Why would a threat actor spend her money and resources on ransomware, when she can get that same information through a compromised account? It’s a good question, and exactly what the Agari Cyber Intelligence Division wanted to discover. In a growing trend known as...
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BIMI is Officially Trending as Adoption Jumps 72% in Just 6 Months

After a dramatic surge in adoption during the second half of 2020, BIMI may soon become an email marketing must-have.As of December 31, 2020, nearly 9,100 companies have adopted Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI), an email standard for showcasing a brand's logo next to its email messages in recipient inboxes, with built-in protections against phishing-based brand spoofing.That's a...
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How to Implement the BIMI-Selector Header for Multiple Brands

Wondering what Brand Indicators for Message Identification actually means? Here, we’ll cover the basics of BIMI, what the BIMI-selector header is, what it does, whether you need it, and how to implement it. But first, do you really need the BIMI-selector header? In most cases, you only need the BIMI-selector header if you want to support multiple logos for multiple brands or subdomains. Otherwise...