Back-to-School Scams Target Students with Library-Themed Emails

Students should keep their eyes peeled for phishing emails purporting to be from their colleges, as well as online student resources laced with malware, researchers warn. College students settling back into school might want to think twice before clicking on an email prompting them to renew their school library account. Researchers warn that students at hundreds of universities worldwide are being targeted with fake emails this week, which tout attachments or...

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Threatlist: 68% of Overwhelmed IT Managers Can’t Keep Up with Cyberattacks

Most respondents in a recent survey say they’re losing the battle despite having up-to-date protections in place. IT managers feel overwhelmed by the volume of cyberattack attempts, with most of them admitting that successful hacks of their company networks are becoming the norm. That’s according to a research report The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, released Friday. In a survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries (at organizations with 100 to 5,000...

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Near Impossible Target: Fileless Malware

According to a blog post by ThreatPost, the future of client-side malware attacks is fileless. And it would appear the future has arrived with a growing number of attacks using fileless or in-memory malware to pose a threat to business that’s increasingly difficult to neutralize. “There has been an unequivocal uptick in the use of fileless malware as a threat vector,” said Kevin Epstein, vice president of threat operations at Proofpoint. “We have seen...

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