Dutch audit finds Microsoft Office leaks confidential data
The diagnostics Microsoft Office collects from users should be a source of concern for any government CISO, according to a DPIA audit ComputerWeekly reported: “A report commissioned by the Dutch government has recommended disabling any settings in Microsoft Office 2016 that sends data to Microsoft servers. Dutch government users have also been advised to consider… (0 comment)

Phishing Accounts for 50% of All Fraud Attacks [InfoGraphic]
According to the latest research from RSA, attacks intent on committing financial fraud most frequently begin with tried and true phishing. Financial fraud is a lucrative business for cybercriminals. Running the gambit from targeting banks directly to social engineering used to giving up online credentials or a credit card, there are a myriad of ways… (0 comment)

Malware Targets 67 Online Brands Ahead of Black Friday
14 malware families have been discovered as part of an elaborate scam aimed at users shoppers of major e-commerce sites looking for pre-Black Friday deals. We’re all gearing up for some level of online purchasing for the holidays. The lure of great deals is enough to get any shopper paying attention to promotions of sales… (0 comment)

Which phishing messages have a near 100% click rate?
Zeljika at HelpnetSecurity had a great summary of Wombat’s latest State of the Phish report: “Training employees to spot phishing emails, messages and phone calls can’t be done just once or once a year if the organization wants to see click rates decrease. For one thing, employees come and go (and change roles) with regularity.… (0 comment)