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Phishing attacks are on the rise; the FBI reports that such attacks cost $54 billion in 2020, and phishing complaints increased by a whopping 110% from 2019 to 2020. If you're one of the many people targeted by a phishing email, you're not alone.
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We've arrived at that time of year—a time for reflection and celebration and spending time with family, and also that time of year where the cyber grinches hope to spoil the holiday fun.
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Over the last few days, Abnormal has successfully blocked multiple attempts by attackers to deliver emails similar to these to our customers’ unsuspecting end users.
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Customers place tremendous trust in Abnormal to protect them from the full spectrum of attacks when they provide us access to the email stored in Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace. To that end, we’re focused on protecting your data and building your trust.
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Tim Tully, Partner at Menlo Ventures, grew up in Silicon Valley, where a love for coding was kindled in him. Tim is a technologist to the core, which innately led him to become an elite technical leader at companies like Splunk and Yahoo.
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Abnormal Security recently identified a scam aimed at the Canadian electronic travel authorization (eTA) program, which bears a striking resemblance to a long-standing fraud scheme described in our post from several weeks ago targeting TSA travel program applicants.
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Managing and monitoring an Abuse Mailbox can be a significant pain point for IT security teams, particularly large organizations with thousands of employees.
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Blog calendar invite attack cover
Meeting invites are one of the most common types of emails sent today, so it should come as no surprise that attackers have found a way to manipulate them. Scores of recipients that utilize Abnormal Security recently received emails that contained a .ics attachment—an invitation file commonly used to populate online calendar applications with meeting and event information.
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At a hyper-growth startup, a solution from six months ago will unfortunately no longer scale. The business is growing rapidly, and this traffic to this service in particular was growing at an unprecedented rate. We hit a point where it needed re-architecting to support 10x the current scale.
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Learn about Abnormal’s enhanced SIEM export schema, which provides centralized visibility into email threats
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Blog phishing cover
The phishing email is one of the oldest and most successful types of cyberattacks. Attackers have long used phishing as a common attack vector to steal sensitive information or credentials from their victims. While most phishing emails are relatively simple to spot, the number of successful attacks has grown in recent years.
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For those of you who have visited the Abnormal website over the last month, you’ve seen something different—a redesigned brand focused on precision. It’s new and innovative, and different from any other cybersecurity company, because it was created with one thing in mind: our customers.
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At Abnormal, our customers have always been our biggest priority. Customer obsession is one of our five company values, and we live this every single day as we provide the best email security protection available for the hundreds of companies who entrust us to protect their mailboxes.
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Before we jump into modern threats, I think it’s important to set the stage ​​since email has been around. Since email existed, threat actors targeted email users with malicious messages, general spam, and different ways to take advantage of the platform. Then of course, more dangerous attacks started to come up… things like malware and other viruses.
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While cybersecurity awareness is a year-round venture, it is especially important to be mindful during certain times of the year. With Thanksgiving here in the United States on Thursday, our thoughts will likely be on our family and friends and everything we have to be thankful for this holiday season.
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Our newest platform capabilities help customers streamline critical security workflows, like triaging phishing mailbox submissions or triggering tickets to investigate account takeovers, through automated playbooks. Doing so can decrease mean time to respond (MTTR) to incidents, further reducing any potential risk to the organization and eliminating manual workflows to save time and increase the efficiency of IT and security teams.
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On November 9, 2021, we identified an unusual phishing email that claimed to be from “Immigration Visa and Travel,” inviting the recipient to renew their membership in the TSA PreCheck program. The email wasn’t sent from a .gov domain, but the average consumer might not immediately reject it as a scam, particularly because it had the term “immigrationvisaforms” in the domain. The email instructed the user to renew their membership at another quasi-legitimate-looking website.
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At Abnormal Security, we use a data science-based approach to keep our customers safe from the most advanced email attacks. This requires processing huge amounts of data to train machine learning models, build datasets, and otherwise model the typical behavior of the organizations we’re protecting.
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As major social media platforms have expanded the ability of creators to monetize their content in the last few years, they and their users have increasingly found themselves the targets of malicious activity. TikTok is now no exception.
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Blog detection efficacy cover
One of the key objectives of the Abnormal platform is to provide the highest precision detection to block all never-before-seen attacks. This ranges from socially-engineered attacks to account takeovers to everyday spam, and the platform does it without customers needing to create countless rules like with traditional secure email gateways.
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Since well-known hacker Kevin Mitnick helped popularize the term 'social engineering' in the 1990s, both physical and cybersecurity professionals have become increasingly aware of the risks associated with the human element. The idea itself, and many of the techniques associated with social engineering, have been around as long as there have been scam artists.
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Tony Dong, Director of Engineering at Rippling, is no stranger to the diverse set of engineering problems that fast-growing startups create. Before building and leading his teams at Rippling, Tony was CTO and co-founder at PerShop, a YC backed startup, and Senior Engineer at Twitter, Periscope, and TellApart.
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Abnormal is focused on our customers, which is why we’re continually updating our product based on customer feedback. Our newest platform capabilities help customers maximize existing security investments with several integrations that will allow security operation centers (SOCs) to better respond to security events and align with internal workflows.
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As Abnormal grows, we have to maintain a scalable codebase across all areas of engineering to prevent issues around testing, maintainability, and documentation. When organizations scale, a common problem is that the codebase becomes cluttered, with multiple teams writing different code that accomplishes the same task.
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