Spam and Phishing – Part 3 of 3

Spam and Phishing – Part 3 of 3

Proportion of spam in email traffic The share of spam in email traffic in 2017 fell by 1.68% to 56.63%. Sources of spam by country In 2017, the US remained the biggest source of spam (13.21%). A 6.59% hike in spam distribution pushed China up to second place (11.25%). Vietnam took bronze (9.85%). India slipped Read More »

Spam and Phishing – Part 2 of 3

Spam and Phishing – Part 2 of 3

Phishing pages migrate to HTTPS Sites have been moving to HTTPS in increasing numbers, and not just legitimate resources. If a year ago a top tip for users was “check that pages requesting personal data are secure,” today a certificate does not guarantee safety: anyone or anything could be behind it. Where do scammers get certificates? Read More »

Spam & Phishing in 2017 – Part 1

Spam & Phishing in 2017 – Part 1

Figures of the year The share of spam in mail traffic came to 56.63%, down 1.68% against 2016. The biggest source of spam remains the US (13.21%). 40% of spam emails were less than 2 KB in size. The most common malware family found in mail traffic was Trojan-Downloader.JS.Sload The Anti-Phishing system was triggered 246,231,645 Read More »

Bee Token falls victim to cyber criminals; nearly $1-million lost

Bee Token falls victim to cyber criminals; nearly $1-million lost

Cryptocurrency startup Bee Token confirmed that scammers conned its investors out of at least $928,000 worth of ethereum when it ran its initial coin offering (ICO). The fraudsters who phished the investors posed as the Bee Token team, urging them to quickly capitalize on the ICO to gain a significantly higher return on investment. The scheme involved the phishers sending Read More »

Booking a holiday online anytime soon? You might want to read this first

Booking a holiday online anytime soon? You might want to read this first

The travel and hospitality industry suffers billions of losses each year due to fraud. With the right combination of other underground services (compromised accounts, credit cards, etc.) it is possible to cover almost every aspect of the holidays, including food and restaurants, shopping, entertainment, guided tours and more – way beyond flights and hotels. What’s Read More »

The Global Managed IT Services market hit US$149-Billion in 2016

The Global Managed IT Services market hit US$149-Billion in 2016

Figures from ReportLinker states the global market for managed IT services reached US$149.1 billion in 2016 and is estimated to reach US$256.5 billion in 2021 from US$166.7 billion in 2017. An increase in digitization, mostly from cloud based services from the banking, financial, insurance, technology and healthcare industries have driven up the managed IT services market Read More »

New Year, Same Android Vulnerabilities – Bypass Flaw Found in Samsung Devices

New Year, Same Android Vulnerabilities – Bypass Flaw Found in Samsung Devices

The vulnerability, Same Origin Policy (SOP), comes pre-installed on millions of Samsung Android devices worldwide and allows attackers to steal data from the Samsung Internet browser.  Identified as CVE-2017-17692, the vulnerability bypass issue resides in the popular Samsung Internet Browser version 5.4.02.3 and earlier. The SOP security feature enables web pages from within the browser Read More »

The time to invest in Managed IT services is NOW

The time to invest in Managed IT services is NOW

CompTIA, the world’s leading tech association, recently released a report about the annual trends in the managed services industry. After analysing its findings, here is a concise argument as to why you should invest in managed IT services, particularly in Sydney. The managed service provider (MSP) market is steadily growing. While most MSPs are small, Read More »