AppRiver Blog

April Fools! A Blooper Reel of Recent Digital Attack Campaigns

Nowadays, digital attacks are a serious concern for organizations. One need only look to the growing costs of digital crime to understand why.

IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study found that the cost of a data breach had increased 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. Meanwhile, Cybersecurity Ventures...

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Nearly half of all SMBs feel vulnerable to imminent cyberattacks

How would you feel if you were told you would be vulnerable to an imminent car crash? Or imminent food poisoning? Or even just an imminent chance of slipping on a banana peel?

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Six in 10 SMBs Give Themselves a Thumbs-down for Cyberthreat Preparedness

A recent national survey of leaders and IT decision makers in small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) offers a rather grim outlook: a majority of them do not have confidence in their own business’s cyberthreat preparedness.

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SMBs vs. cyberhackers: who’s on top?

Here is a question most CSOs wouldn’t want to answer: “Are cyberhackers’ technology and strategies more sophisticated than ours?”

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Survey: Cybercrime More Devastating to SMBs than Other Threats Combined

A majority (58 percent) of executives at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than a flood, a fire, a transit strike or even a physical break-in of their office, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. The figure jumps to 66...

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Previewing Email Attachments Could Mean Trouble

How many times have you received an email - from a trusted source - with an attachment? Not wanting to fully commit and open the attachment (because WHAT IF it is malicious), you chose to preview it.

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IRS scams starting early

 

It appears the scammers are pulling out their tax time tricks before we even ring in the new year.

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Holiday counterfeit campaigns ramping up

The shopping season is in full swing - and malicious actors are taking advantage of more than the sales. 

From Black Friday through Cyber Week, AppRiver blocked more than 270 million pieces of spam. In comparison, that is about 60 million more than a non-holiday week. A good portion of spam being blocked by AppRiver...

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Cyber Monday deals have shoppers, hackers flocking online

By the time you read this blog, you probably will have already snapped up the Black Friday deals you were looking for. So now is the perfect time to get your plan together for an even bigger shopping event – Cyber Monday.

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Staying Ahead of the Attack: How MSPs Can Keep Their Customers Safe

Small and mid-sized business (SMBs) are frequent targets of cyberattacks, including ransomware, phishing emails, malware, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, data breaches, and other threats that disrupt operations and cost money. A 2017 report from the Ponemon Institute found that 61 percent of responding SMBs had...

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