As the country grapples with the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity experts are warning that employees working from home are increasingly being targeted by aggressive cybercriminals trying to capitalize on their unfamiliarity with remote work.
Working from home is the new reality for hundreds of millions of Americans and their companies. That means lots of workers in their studies or kitchen tables are in far more vulnerable cyber environments. And there’s ample evidence the bad guys are out in force.
Looks like cybercriminals have come up with yet another innovative means to distribute malware. Researchers at INKY, which provides tools to combat phishing attacks, have discovered that cybercriminals are now sending emails that come with fake attachments, known as phaxttachments. When recipients click on the attachment they are actually clicking on a URL that takes them to a fake website where they are prompted to give up their credentials.
The Maryland Department of Commerce is joining a delegation of Maryland cybersecurity companies, federal agencies, and economic development partners this week at RSA™ 2020. The annual conference, which is taking place in San Francisco, is the nation’s premier information security event and draws more than 40,000 attendees to the Moscone Center. For the ninth consecutive year, Maryland’s cybersecurity strengths will be on display with Maryland-based cybersecurity companies and experts among conference speakers and exhibitors. “As we continue to brand Maryland as the top global location for cybersecurity, it is important for us to be in front of key businesses as well as investors to highlight our unparalleled assets, highly-educated workforce, and our Open for Business commitment,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz, who is attending the conference. “We are also proud to support the 15 Maryland cyber companies that are exhibiting this year, and help connect them with new opportunities and partners.”
College Park, MD – February 6, 2020 INKY Technology Corporation, an anti-phishing startup, today announced its official acceptance to the ONG-ISAC (Oil and Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center) Strategic Partnership Program. INKY is one of ten security vendors that are being added through the program and is the only vendor specializing in anti-phishing selected to participate.
As email security providers strengthen their defenses, attackers develop new ways to work around them. A new report from Inky sheds light on how these techniques are evolving to become more complex and difficult to detect by unsuspecting targets.
College Park, MD – January 29, 2020 – INKY Technology Corporation, an anti-phishing startup, has been named one of 10 finalists for the RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox Contest for its work on solving the systemic phishing attack epidemic. On Monday, February 24, INKY will present its cybersecurity technology to a panel of renowned industry judges and a live audience at RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco.