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Product Explained: Memcyco's Real-Time Defense Against Website Spoofing

Product Explained: Memcyco's Real-Time Defense Against Website Spoofing

Dec 20, 2023 Brandjacking / Cyber Threat
Hands-On Review: Memcyco's Threat Intelligence Solution Website impersonation, also known as brandjacking or website spoofing, has emerged as a significant threat to online businesses. Malicious actors clone legitimate websites to trick customers, leading to financial scams and data theft causing reputation damage and financial losses for both organizations and customers. The Growing Threat of Website Impersonation and Brandjacking Research shows a new phishing site is created every 11 seconds in 2023. Typically, even though the company is a victim of spoofing, the customer holds them responsible for the data breach.  Current market solutions rely on threat intelligence tools that search for fake sites and attempt takedowns. However, takedown processes can be time-consuming, leaving fake sites active and the scope of attacks remains unknown during the critical window of exposure, the time between when the fake site is up and until it is down. Bad actor researches a business to t
Microsoft Detects More Russian Cyber Attacks Ahead of Mid-Term Election

Microsoft Detects More Russian Cyber Attacks Ahead of Mid-Term Election

Aug 21, 2018
Microsoft claims to have uncovered another new Russian hacking attempts targeting United States' Senate and conservative think tanks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The tech giant said Tuesday that the APT28 hacking group—also known as Strontium, Fancy Bear , Sofacy, Sednit, and Pawn Storm, which is believed to be tied to the Russian government—created at least six fake websites related to US Senate and conservative organizations to trick its visitors and hack into their computers. Three fake web domains were intended to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate, while one non-political website spoofed Microsoft's own online products. The two other phony websites were designed to mimic two U.S. conservative organizations: The Hudson Institute — a conservative Washington think tank hosting extended discussions on topics including cybersecurity, among other important activities. The International Republican Institute (IRI) — a nonprofit group that promotes
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