Category: Email security

Email security

Deconstructing a Business Email Compromise Attack

March 29, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

When Tina Brown and Phil Demarco decided to sell their home in New Jersey and purchase a new home in Colorado last December the last thing they expected was to receive a phony email from their realtor instructing them how […]

Email security, Vulnerabilities

Critical Vulnerabilities Addressed in SecurEnvoy SecurMail

March 13, 2018

Via: Security Week

Multiple critical vulnerabilities impacting SecurEnvoy SecurMail could result in an attacker being able to read encrypted emails and even delete or overwrite messages in an inbox. SecurEnvoy SecurMail was meant to provide businesses with secure email communications and claims to […]

Email security, Phishing

Fraud Campaign Targets Accounts Payable Contacts at Fortune 500 Firms

February 23, 2018

Via: Security Week

A new business email compromise (BEC) campaign is targeting accounts payable personnel at Fortune 500 companies in an attempt to trick victims into initiating fraudulent wire transactions to attacker-controlled accounts, IBM warns. As part of BEC scams, attackers take over […]

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 […]