Aug 23

Vision EDR Platform Disrupts Another Phishing Attack, Sorry Bad Guys

Binary Defense Vision EDR can easily detect macro malware leveraging Windows PowerShell and, in this case, helped a customer defend against the Emotet downloader Trojan.

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Aug 03

Social Engineering Attacks and Mitigations Part VII: Whaling

Phishing is the most common type of social engineering attack that has targeted companies for years. Phishing attacks get sent out to a mass amount of people, however, company executives may get hit with something more specifically targeting them—a special type of phishing called whaling.

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Jul 27

Social Engineering Attacks and Mitigations Part VI: Vishing

A type of social engineering attack that is closely related to phishing is vishing. Vishing is the act of phishing over the telephone and has gained popularity recently.

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Jul 19

Social Engineering Attacks and Mitigations Part V: Phishing

Phishing is a common social engineering tactic ever since the early days of computers and the internet. Phishers not only are trying to gain sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and credit card details, but also may look to cause damage and destruction to your data or accounts just for kicks.

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Feb 06

Fake Online FBI Scam

A new cyberattack is impersonating the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center and trying to scam personal data from victims or download malicious files.

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Feb 01

Netflix Being Phished Again

News reports came from New Zealand yesterday, and from US news agencies this morning warning of another email campaign targeting Netflix.

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Nov 09

Netflix Phishing Scam

Recently, a new phishing scam has surfaced in the wild that is targeting Netflix users.

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Oct 13

FreeMilk Phishing Scam Spreads Malware Via Email

 

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Aug 17

Enhanced Endpoint Protection: FedEx Invoice Variation

Endpoint Protection Requires More than Just Anti-Virus

Binary Defense’s Vision Platform recently detected a new variant of the FedEx invoicing phishing campaign widely used for mass email campaigns. The FedEx campaigns are nothing new and have been around forever. Variants spawn quite frequently, but the techniques are continiously changing. Anytime you can elicit users for action on possible disruption of services (such as FedEx invoices, or missing packages), the success rate jumps up and is still effective today.

Since Vision works differently than other malware detection programs by focusing primarily on behavioral analysis to detect suspicious/abnormal patterns, it was successful in identifying this new variant. At the time, most anti-virus product lines were unable to detect this malicious code. 

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