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Category: Phishing


Email security, Phishing, Spam

Email Security Firm Mimecast Buys Staff Training Startup Ataata

July 10, 2018

Via: Security Week

London, UK-based email archiving and security firm Mimecast has acquired Bethesda, Md-based security training company Ataata. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed Mimecast, founded by CEO Peter Bauer and CTO Neil Murray in 2003, offers a SaaS-based […]


Phishing

How to Recognize a Business Email Compromise Attack

June 20, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Business email compromise (BEC) is a type of phishing scheme in which an attacker impersonates a high-level executive and attempts to trick an employee or customer into transferring money or sensitive data. This crime is particularly stealthy because it employs […]


Phishing

Auth0 Glitch Allows Attackers to Launch Phishing Attacks

June 7, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are warning of a glitch in the Auth0 identity-as-a-service offering, which could allow bad actors to spoof a legitimate website and collect sensitive information from visitors. Researchers at Imperva on Tuesday found that the subdomain names of Auth0 are […]


Cloud security, Phishing, Security

Simple Steps To Strengthen Your Network Security

June 1, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Digital transformation is accelerating the speed of business – and the complexity of the network. Companies new to the market design a robust, current security framework into the network from Day One. However, more established companies don’t have that luxury. […]


Phishing, Spam

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

May 23, 2018

Via: Securelist

Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many public figures supporting the Delete Facebook campaign. As a result, Zuckerberg promised to get […]


Phishing, Vulnerabilities

GDPR Phishing Scam Targets Apple Accounts, Financial Data

May 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A phishing campaign targeting Apple users is attempting to trick victims into updating their profiles under the guise it’s a part of proactive security hardening prepping for the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies set to go into […]


Phishing

Phishing Attack Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication

May 11, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Hacker Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a phishing attack designed to abuse multi-factor authentication and take over targets’ accounts. Businesses and consumers around the world are encouraged to adopt two-factor authentication as a means of strengthening login security. But 2FA isn’t ironclad: […]


Email security, Phishing, Spam

Phishers Use New Method to Bypass Office 365 Safe Links

May 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

Cybercriminals have been using a new method to ensure that the URLs included in their phishing emails bypass the Safe Links security feature in Office 365, cloud security company Avanan revealed on Tuesday. Safe Links, offered as part of Microsoft’s […]


Email security, Phishing

Several White House domains lack anti-phishing tool: research

April 5, 2018

Via: The Hill

More than half of the email domains managed by the White House’s Executive Office of the President (EOP) have not yet implemented an email security tool designed to protect users from phishing attacks, according to new research. The Department of […]


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 […]