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Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report: Malware and Phishing

Earlier this month, Verizon released their 10th annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The 76-page report covers the data breach trends across all industries—from...

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Was My Email Hacked? - When Phishing Succeeds

Before you continue reading, you should check to see if your email address is one of millions that has already been compromised: HaveIBeenPwned.com. An attacker coul...

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Attack Report: Gmail Vulnerable to Nickname Impersonation Spearphishing

The Basics of the Nickname Email Spoof Attack We have trained our users to distrust a sender's nickname and validate an identity by looking at the original email add...

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Avanan Partner Series: How Lastline Detects Malware

With each day bringing new and different threats, we are always seeking out the next-gen technology that can defend against these next generation attacks. This is th...

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Can a CASB Protect you from Phishing or Ransomware?

"Is Avanan a CASB?"   After joining a recent CASB panel with the Cloud Security Alliance I found myself answering this question over and over again. The answer depen...

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What to Do After You Have Fallen Victim to a Phishing Attack

Even if you could block 100% of malware and phishing, it is still possible to have a compromised account: a lost post-it note, a massive Linkedin-type password breac...

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Attack Report: Excel Phishing Attack that Bypasses Office 365

This targeted phishing attack against Office 365 Outlook customers impersonates Excel Online in an HTML attachment in order to trick users into entering their creden...

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Attack Report: Office 365 Security Hacked Using Google Redirect

A new widespread phishing attack against Office 365 email customers uses Google's App-Engine website to redirect victims to download malicious files. Avanan security...

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Attack Report: Office 365 Security Bypassed Using Hexadecimal Escape Characters

In several past blogs, we described how hackers bypass Office 365 Security with Punycode encoding, and then Unicode characters. In this attack report we discuss an a...

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Attack Report: Office 365 Sharepoint from China

This attack report covers a massive attack on Office 365 users that leverages the trust Office 365 puts in its own links. 

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Attack Report: Unicode-Based Phishing

This is a large scale phishing attack against Office 365 that we have been seeing across the majority of our Office 365 customers. The attack takes advantage of Offi...

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Attack Report: The Long-term Phish

“One question was what exactly were the hackers after? They had compromised at least one account, yet they still weren’t done. What was next? But the big question wa...

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5 Phishing Attacks Office 365 and Gmail Didn't Detect in July

In the past 30 days, the Avanan platform has detected and blocked thousands of unique phishing attacks against our customers. The most interesting are those that byp...

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Gmail Phishing Attack: How to Identify a Phishing Email in Gmail

Gmail Phishing is the most popular way for attackers to gain access to your Google Cloud. It can be difficult to keep up with all the methods for detecting phishing ...

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What's Wrong with CASBs?

CASB vendors have been around for the past 5-7 years, VCs have invested over $500M into these companies and Gartner has been promoting them with very bullish growth ...

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