How to prevent a pharming attack

How to prevent a pharming attack

A recent study has revealed that 88% of organisations worldwide have suffered a DNS attack in the past year. More alarmingly, each organisation experienced seven attacks on average – at $942,000 (£836,000) per attack. One of the most common forms of attack on DNS servers is known as pharming.   Let’s explore what a pharming attack is, how they occur, … Read More

What is a common indicator of a phishing attempt?

What is a common indicator of a phishing attempt

A phishing attack is a social engineering method where an attacker sends a fraudulent email or message designed to trick a person into revealing private or personal information. Another method could see a hacker deploy malicious software onto a victim’s infrastructure, such as ransomware. But the burning question you might ask is, what is a common indicator of a phishing attempt? … Read More

Phishing emails and what helps protect from spear phishing

What helps protect from spear phishing emails scam

What is spear phishing? Spear phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.  As the name would suggest, spear phishing is a type of phishing attack targeted at a small group or individual. Whereas phishing attacks are broad and apply to many people, … Read More