Avanan Blog Attack Briefs (17)


The BCC Attack

A simple, but effective, way to bypass traditional scanners is by adding the recipient as a BCC.

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WHO Are You? Hackers Spoof World Health Organization

As governments around the world have paid out relief checks during the COVID-19 crisis, it might seem reasonable to receive some form of email communication from gov...

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As Vaccine Mandates Spread, So Too Do Vaccine Scams

As long as COVID-19 vaccines have been readily available, there have been scammers looking to profit from it. According to Check Point Research, the following have b...

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How Impersonation Attacks Fool Users

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Each week has a theme. This week's theme? Fight the Phish. This blog shows a typical impersonation attack and how ...

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Shortened LinkedIn URL Used for Phishing

When you share a link on LinkedIn, and the URL is over 26 characters, LinkedIn will automatically shorten it, as per its policy. You may have seen it while perusing ...

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Bad Sender: The Importance of Sender Reputation

An easy way to determine if an email is suspicious is by looking at sender reputation. It’s no wonder, then, as we found in our 1H Cyber Attack Report, that 84.3% of...

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Allow Phishing: The Problem with Allow Lists

An Allow List is a simple concept. Essentially, it's a list of addresses or domains that you've deemed safe, and thus emails from those addresses or domains shouldn'...

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At The Beep: Why Voicemail Related Attacks Can Be Confusing

Oftentimes, you'll receive an email that says to call a number. It can be for anything—refunds, ask questions, etc.

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Simple, Yet Effective: How BECs Catch Users Off Guard

Have you ever seen an email like this come across your inbox?

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Quantum Computation: Can Phishing Gain?

A post in occasional series about the ins and outs of data science, by senior AI researcher Natan Katz. Read the first article here.

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