QR code phishing addressed with launch of new technology
- Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2023 10:35
Hornetsecurity has launched a new tool, the QR Code Analyzer, to combat growing cyber threats from malicious QR codes.
Research from Hornetsecurity’s Security Lab has discovered that cybercriminals are using QR codes in emails to obtain confidential data. To counter this latest threat, Hornetsecurity is expanding its Advanced Threat Protection and 365 Total Protection Suite for Microsoft 365 with the launch of its QR Code Analyzer. This unique technology determines whether QR codes link to malicious sites when scanned.
Alongside the QR Code Analyzer launch, Hornetsecurity announced the availability of ‘Secure Links’ functionality, which will also help limit cyber-attacks, especially ransomware attempts. This new service runs all email links through a secure analyzer before enabling the recipient to safely open the link. Both new technologies provide businesses and their employees with extra reassurance that their email communications are safe.
Hornetsecurity CEO, Daniel Hofmann, said: "Hornetsecurity is committed to pre-empting and responding to new cyber security threats and customer concerns. Phishing attacks and fake QR codes are on the increase, so we are pleased to launch unique technologies that will combat these ever-growing threats. The QR Code Analyzer and Secure Links tools will benefit businesses by fighting cyber security attacks in a safe, reliable and cost-effective way."