Category: Email security

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing

BEC scammers actively targeting Fortune 500 companies

February 22, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Nigerian scammers are targeting Fortune 500 companies, and have already stolen millions of dollars from some of them, IBM Security researchers have found. Their strategy is well known: they take over or impersonate a trusted user’s email account to target […]

Email security, Malware, Spam

Necurs botnet is behind seasonal campaigns of Valentine’s Day-themed spam

February 13, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Necurs botnet made headline again, the experts at IBM X-Force research team observed a spike in the activity of the infamous botnet. Necurs was not active for a long period at the beginning of 2017 and resumed it activity in April 2017. The Necurs botnet was used in the past months […]

Email security, Network security, Vulnerabilities

Cisco Patches Flaws in Email Security, Other Products

January 18, 2018

Via: Security Week

Cisco has patched several high severity vulnerabilities, including ones that allow privilege escalation and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, in its Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP), Email Security, and NX-OS products. Software updates released by the company for its Email Security product […]

Email security, Spam

Emailed Cyberattack Targets 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

January 9, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

More than 300 organizations associated with the 2018 Olympics have been hit with a targeted email campaign. A fileless malware campaign was discovered targeting organizations associated with the upcoming 2018 winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, report analysts […]

Email security, Malware, Phishing

Facebook Launches New Anti-Phishing Feature

December 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

Facebook announced on Wednesday the introduction of a new security feature designed to help users check if the emails they receive are legitimate or if they have been sent by cybercriminals. When it detects a suspicious login attempt or a […]

Email security, Vulnerabilities

Critical Code Execution Flaw Found in Exim

November 28, 2017

Via: Security Week

Serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited for remote code execution and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks have been found in the popular mail transfer agent (MTA) software Exim. Exim is an open source MTA for Unix systems created at the University of […]

Email security, Network security

Why you should fear phishing more than data breaches

November 13, 2017

Via: CSO Online

For some people, Google controls most of their identity online, and losing access to that critical account could be devastating. A recent study from Google and UC Berkeley examined the various ways accounts are compromised, and determined that phishing attacks […]

Email security

Thirty Percent of CEO Email Accounts Exposed in Breaches: Study

October 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

Thirty percent of CEOs from the world’s largest organizations have had their company email address and password stolen from a breached service. Given the continuing tendency for users to employ simple passwords and reuse the same passwords across multiple accounts, […]

Email security, Network security, Spam

Google Advanced Protection Trades Ease-of-Use for Security

October 19, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Government officials and journalists who use Google services were the first to be invited to use advanced Gmail account security services announced Tuesday. Experts say it’s no security panacea, but tools provided under the Google banner called Advanced Protection empower […]

Email security

Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups

October 18, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection. Google is launching an “advanced protection program” that aims to offer greater email and account protection to journalists, business leaders, political campaign teams, […]