Avanan Blog Blog (5)


Whole New Ballgame: GameStop's URL Leveraged for Phishing Attacks

On May 17th, Avanan researchers noticed a spike in phishing emails containing links to a particular subdomain of GameStop.com. GameStop is an American gaming company...

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Avanan Named to Tracxn Top Cloud Infrastructure Startups List

Tracxn, a research organization, curated a list of the most promising startups "leading the Cloud infrastructure industry." The list compromises startups across the ...

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GroupThink: Targeting Group Emails to Bypass Scanners

Over the last three days, we have seen over 800 phishing emails sent to 11 different clients that try and leverage language that is normally used by physical or onli...

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Help Is Not On the Way: Phishing Masquerading as COVID Relief

SEGs that rely on allow or blocklists are playing an ever-increasing catchup game when it comes to catching phishing emails. This phishing campaign shows us the resu...

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How to Reduce the Risk of Phishing and Ransomware

Feeling lucky? With email security, you never want to leave things to chance. Just 16% of organizations have reported no security incidents related to phishing in th...

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New External Label Underscores Need for Inline Security

If you use Gmail, you may noticed a new feature. On emails coming from outside your organization (or, for personal use, from new senders), there's now a label that i...

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Ransomware in Healthcare Skyrockets: What You Need to Stay Safe

The Irish health care system is under attack—and not because of COVID-19.

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Credit Union Cybersecurity: Take Action to Prevent PII Leaks

According to a report, 74% of banks and insurers have experienced a spike in cybercrime since the start of the pandemic. In particular, there has been a 35% increase...

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Dat's Bad Attack: Hackers Using .dat Files to Bypass SEGs

A .dat file is a generic file that is used in various applications. What's unique about them is that they can only be used by the application that created them. For ...

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The Synonym Attack: Using Similar Words to Get By Scanners

Because of the rise of invoice related phishing emails, many security vendors have resorted to treating emails with the word “invoice” in the subject/body/attachment...

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API's 82 Second Problem

Avanan is an API-based security vendor. However, we're different from the other API's on the market. The difference boils down to this: We prevent. They respond.

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SMBs: The Time to Invest in Security is Now

As a small business, you may not think you're "big enough" or "important" enough to be hit by a cyber attack.

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Verizon DBIR 2021: Phishing and Ransomware on the Rise

The 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigations (DBIR) Report is out and with it, as always, comes some fascinating findings.

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The Ransomware Crisis is Here

A 2017 article in Business Insider said that that year would be the "year of ransomware." That was the year that shipping giant Maersk suffered a ransomware attack t...

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Dropping In: Attackers Leverage Dropbox to Get to Inboxes

Attackers are sharing files with suspicious names to users through Dropbox. Because Dropbox is a reputable service, most email security vendors will allow these file...

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Subscribe Now: A Subscription to Phishing

The software industry is built on subscriptions. You pay for a year, or more, and then when the time comes, you can choose to renew (or not).

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A Great Gift: How This Company Found Better BEC Protection with Avanan

A wireless communication company had been using Barracuda as their Secure Email Gateway for years, but they were having issues. Bad emails, particularly Business Ema...

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Keeping it Simple: How a Switch to Avanan Made Life Easier

A property management firm had been using Mimecast for years. In addition to high costs, the small IT department felt that managing their email was taking too much t...

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File-Sharing Services Continue to Be Ripe for Impersonation

Scammers continually utilize and spoof file-sharing services to launch attacks. We've seen this recently with the We Shouldn't Transfer Attack, the Flipping Out Atta...

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