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DEFINITION: Rock Phish is both a phishing toolkit and the entity that publishes the toolkit. Phishing is an email fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. While the authors of the kit remain anonymous, Rock Phish has become the most popular phishing kit available online, with some estimates suggesting that  … 
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Why Today's Phishing Attacks are Harder to Detect
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best protect your email gateway from phishing attacks and keep important information from being shared or exposed. Get clear visibility into all email using search and reporting capabilities to prioritize security incidents.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Security Teams Must Empower Employees to Prevent Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Technology alone won't stop phishing attacks; empowering employees to prevent incidents is critical. Uncover ways to boost this level of security awareness, and help users protect themselves and the enterprise from these cybercrimes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Mimecast

How Credential Phishing is Changing - How to Stop It
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you the anatomy of a phishing attack and why they are so effective. Access now to learn how today's phishing attacks are concocted so you can better spot them before they cause long lasting harm to your organization.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Research on Impostor Emails: Types, Targets, Threats, and More
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals the facts about imposter emails based on recent research. Access now to learn what to look for in a phishing scheme and how to mitigate the threat.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Hook, Line, and Sinker: How Credential Phishing is Changing
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out the facts about phishing attacks and a 4-step strategy to stop them.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Email Phishing: The Impostor in the Machine
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how hackers evade current email filtering security strategies to dupe high-level employees and steal data. Read on to learn how next-gen email security strategies enable you to quarantine imposter emails before they reach the inbox
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 16 Mar 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Spearphishing Survival Guide: How to Stop Advanced Email Attacks
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to guard against advanced spearphishing with email analysis tools and third-party intelligence. Read on to access a checklist to help you evaluate your email security system.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

The Human Risk Factor Infographic
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lists the 9 things you need to know about human error exploits today and offers defensive insight to protect your organization and users.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Is Your Network Security Limited to Defending Yesterday's Threats?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you will discover how to safeguard your organization from new and emerging threats with a next-gen IPS. Read on how to move beyond pattern matching and apply behavior-based protection to combat advanced and unknown threats to defend your organization.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

IBM

Flipping the Script: Law Firms Hunted by Cybercriminals
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the cyber-threats facing law firms, explaining why they are attractive and easy targets for cybercriminals. Access it to discover just how much danger your firm is in and how you can stay safe.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 07 Jan 2016

SurfWatch Labs

Case Study: Closing in on China's Unit 78020
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This report explores how a Chinese cyber-espionage group known as Unit 78020 was discovered with an advanced intrusion analysis strategy.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

Special Report: Ensuring Cybersecurity in 2015
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This report looks at cybercrime data across industries and arrives at a disturbing conclusion: Organizations aren't paying enough attention to security basics.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Dimension Data

Enterprise Security in Asia: The Ugly, The Bad & The Good
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the truth about cybersecurity in Asia including a 52% surge in breaches and the emerging sophisticated schemes from hackers. View now to learn which attacks are most popular and how to avoid being the next data breach victim.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

F5 Networks

Protection from Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a comprehensive form of threat protection that will keep out even today's advanced hacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mimecast

The Perils of Phishing: How Cybercriminals Are Targeting Your Weakest Link
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In the fight against phishing, your employees may be your weakest link—what can you do to ensure that they're not accidentally enticed by hackers? This white paper provides you with essential information on how phishing attacks occur and how you can mitigate these threats.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

IBM

Ransomware: How cyber criminals hold your data hostage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing ransomware threat and how you can defend against it.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Inside the Dyre Wolf Malware Campaign
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives a step-by-step outline of how the Dyre Wolf attack is accomplished and how you can detect and prevent compromise.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Special Report: Compromised Data in the Dark Web
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the findings of a Dark Web analysis, revealing an alarming amount of compromised data from one company alone.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015

SurfWatch Labs

8 Security Issues to Avoid in Mobile App Development
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This resource divulges the top 8 security issues that app developers need to watch in order to protect their users from phishing, malware, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Kony

Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uses a typical spear-phishing scenario to demonstrate the dangers spear-phishing poses.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Mimecast

Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report, which focuses specifically on IT security management, uses research to reveal what areas of security you should turn your attention to.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper presents one possible solution to the problem of phishing and helps you ensure the safety of your customers' data.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Mobility on Hold: Get Back on Track with Mobile Risk Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As mobile banking continues to gain momentum, new security measures continue to increase. This white paper introduces one security system that keeps up with the risks of mobile banking.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Human Vulnerabilities in Our Current Threat Landscape
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper enables you to educate your employees on security best practices and current human vulnerabilities, helping you to ensure that you're not a part of the many organizations that are breached.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Global Knowledge

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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PHISHING DEFINITION (continued): …  the kit is used for half of all phishing attempts. The Rock Phish toolkit first surfaced in the hacking community in 2004. Rock Phish is known for pioneering the use of image spam. It has also proven particularly adept at evading the adaptive security measures taken by networking professionals, earning the group grudging respect for their ability to stay on the cutting edge of technology -- and out of the hands of law enforcement. Gartner, the information technology research and advisory firm, has described Rock Phish as the "Keyser Söze" of the phishing world, a reference to the … 
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