According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s report for the second quarter of 2016, phishing attacks (as measured by the number of phish sites) reached an all-time high in that period (61% higher than the previous recorded high in 2015 Q4). It also cites PandaLabs as reporting detection of 18 million ransomware programs over that period, amounting to more than 200,000 per day.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group has asked its members to publicize the forthcoming Counter eCrime Operations Summit in Brazil, which I’m pleased to do.
This year the APWG is hosting it’s fourth annual Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS IV) on May 11, 12 & 13 in São Paulo, Brazil. The Discounted Early Bird Registration rate will end on April 9th. Do not miss this opportunity to join our host CERT.br with APWG Members from around the globe at this one of a kind event. Counter-eCrime professionals will meet for sessions and discussion panels that look into case studies of organizations under attack and deliver narratives of successful trans-national forensic cooperation.
This is APWG’s first visit to South America and will help build our network of trusted friends worldwide. The discounted registration rate of $250 USD covers all three days of content, lunch, breaks and the Wednesday night reception. (NOTE: APWG Members will receive an additional discount during registration) This “Early Bird” rate will end on April 9th, after that through the beginning of the event on 11 May registration is $325 USD.
A partial agenda is posted at the link below. Translation services for English, Spanish and Portuguese will be available for all session.