Category: Email security

Email security, Phishing

State Department confirms breach of unclassified email system

September 19, 2018

Via: CSO Online

The U.S. State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach that exposed employee data; the breach affected the State Department’s unclassified email system. It’s not like the agency suddenly decided to tell the public about the breach, though. The incident […]

Email security, Security

Email Impersonation Attacks Increase by 80%

August 28, 2018

Via: Security Week

ESRA is Mimecast’s ongoing Email Security Risk Assessment quarterly analysis. Working with 37 organizations across 20 different industries, Mimecast compares the email threats it detects to those detected by the organizations’ incumbent email security technologies. The results provide two major […]

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 […]

Email security

Email Leakage – An Overlooked Backdoor to GDPR Failure

May 25, 2018

Via: Security Week

On May 25, 2018, two years after it was adopted by the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. For two years companies have been bombarded with offers for GDPR solutions from security firms; and publications […]

Email security, Hacker, Spam

Email Security Tools Try to Keep Up with Threats

May 10, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Email has long been a prime vector for cyberattacks, and hackers are only getting sneakier. Can email platforms and security tools keep up? No matter how many messaging and collaboration apps clutter the enterprise space, most (if not all) employees […]

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

New Phishing Attack Targets 550M Email Users Worldwide

April 27, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

In an attempt to steal financial data, the attack bribes users with coupons in exchange for taking an online quiz. A new phishing campaign was discovered sending more than 550 million emails within the first quarter of 2018, according to […]

Email security

New Email Campaign Employs Malicious URLs

April 12, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

A new attack dropping the Quant Loader Trojan bypasses scanners and sandboxes. When it comes to malware, email still reigns supreme as the delivery mechanism of choice. The reasoning is simple: It’s cheap, it’s easily spoofed, and recipients are accustomed […]

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, Featured

Why Phishing Is Still Your Number One Security Foe

April 3, 2018

Via: James Hughes

91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email. Why are they still so prevalent – and successful? It seems like every day another high-ranking employee falls for a scam and loses millions in company money. How long have security experts […]