Fake websites, fake products and fake apps are ready and waiting to snag shoppers this holiday season, according to experts. “Every year at this time, email-based scams rise to a fever pitch,” Dave Baggett, co-founder and CEO of the anti-phishing startup INKY, told Fox News. One reason scams are so prolific is, Baggett said, bad guys keep churning out lots of fake web domains. For example, they might register a website with a URL such as “amazon-black-friday-deals,” then send out authentic-looking Amazon emails, he explained.
College Park, MD – November 14, 2019 – INKY Technology Corporation, an anti-phishing startup, announced today the company has raised an additional $6 million in funding led by ClearSky Security, as well as participation from Gula Tech Adventures to close out the start-up’s series A round of funding. Ron Gula, Founder of Gula Tech Adventures, will join INKY’s Board of Advisors as a result of the funding close.
Out of the many types of cybersecurity attacks and hacking techniques, phishing continues to lead as the most commonly used attack vector on organizations across the industry. As active participants in the fight against phishing, we spend a lot of time answering questions and educating organizations on how to prepare for, combat, and altogether avoid successful phishing attacks.
Anti-Phishing Start-Up Hires Enterprise Customer Success Leader to Augment Client Relationships College Park, MD – October 31, 2019 – INKY Technology Corporation, an anti-phishing startup, today announced that Eli Sanders has joined the company as Chief Customer Officer. Working closely with the entire executive team, Sanders will be responsible for leading the development of the customer success strategy, ensuring that it’s a key and focused objective in the company’s future growth strategy.
It’s that time of year! We’re all having fun planning our Halloween costumes. What’s not so fun? Cybercriminals are doing the same thing. Just as you can put on a Dracula outfit and look the part, criminals can camouflage their emails to present a perfect facade, too — of a brand you trust. But crooks don’t have to buy their costumes: a phisher — let’s call him Vlad the Impaler — can just take a real email from, say, Apple, save its HTML content, and modify a few links. Vlad can then resend a perfect-looking Apple mail from a plausible sounding server like “apple-mail-gateway.com” and … trick or treat.
The recent inaugural Infosecurity North America featured a pitching contest for start-up companies to a judging panel of venture capitalists. The winner was phishing protection solution provider Inky. The company said that it produces the Phish Fence which is built on machine learning technologies and protects users from so-called 'deep sea' phishing emails that use clever tricks and realistic looking branding elements to fool both users and traditional mail protection software. Read full article.
Anti-Phishing Start-Up Adds Cybersecurity Industry Veteran to Lead Company Go-to-Market Sales Effort INKY Technology Corporation, an anti-phishing startup, today announced that John Lyons has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to continue the company’s exponential growth in the cybersecurity arena.
West Sealand Digital, a Guernsey Cyber Security Specialist, has announced an International partnership agreement with USA based Inky Technology Corporation, for the distribution of their industry-leading anti-phishing solution. Statistics show that the majority of data breaches start with a phishing email, putting any organisation at risk of a cyber-attack. New data protection laws require organisations to ensure their employees can quickly and easily spot phishing emails, to become the first line of defence. Read full article.
With cities facing increasing cyber challenges — including high-profile attacks on cities including Baltimore, Atlanta and Naples, FL — cybersecurity has become both a booming industry and a necessity. Last October, the New York City Economic Development corporation announced plans for a $100 million public-private program to foster the cybersecurity industry with the goal of creating 10,000 cybersecurity jobs. The investments included the creation of a Global Cyber Center co-working space in Chelsea and a Hub.NYC accelerator to develop new startups. A large focus is also on education, including a Cyber Boot Camp training program and the creation of a degree program at CUNY in partnership with Facebook. Read full article.
NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge attracts 169 proposals aimed to deliver innovative digital security solutions to small businesses. The finalists will publicly pitch and demonstrate their concepts in New York City.