Avanan's research into an increase in email-borne attacks originating from Russia was featured in SC Media. Avanan found an eight-fold increase in attacks since February 27 emanating from Russia. Avanan's CEO Gil Friedrich was interviewed. As he said:


“We’re still learning the attacks, we want to know if new obfuscation methods are being used, if cyber weapons we’ve never seen before are being used, what happens if you fall victim [to these attacks]. Our team is running that in a sandbox environment and we still don’t have results, but the jump was so big that we felt we needed to release something to warn our customers and our audience,” he said.


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