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Category: Email security


Email security, Hacker, Privacy protection

773 million records exposed in massive data breach

January 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Someone has compiled a massive collection of email addresses and plain text passwords, apparently from 2000+ hacked databases, and has made the trove freely available for download via the MEGA cloud storage service. The set – dubbed Collection #1 – […]


Email security, Phishing

Email security predictions: What we can expect in 2019

January 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

2018 shed a lot of light on how expensive successful phishing attacks can be, with the FBI reporting in July well over $12B in financial losses due to business email compromise and Anthem reaching a $16M settlement in October due […]


Email security

Mitigating the risk of Office 365 account hijacking

December 10, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Office 365 – the online, subscription-based version of Microsoft’s Office application suite – is one the most widely used enterprise cloud applications/services, which makes it the preferred target of attackers looking to gain access to sensitive business information. “Once an […]


Email security

Mueller docs show communications between Corsi, Stone on WikiLeaks’s email release

November 28, 2018

Via: The Hill

Jerome Corsi, a right-wing conspiracy theorist, anticipated in emails to Roger Stone that WikiLeaks was planning to release another tranche of stolen and damaging documents ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple reports based on knowledge of draft […]


Email security, Network security

Amazon ‘technical error’ exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

November 27, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Right before you Thanksgiving and some of the biggest shopping days of the year, Amazon sent emails to affected customers, revealing that it had “inadvertently disclosed your name and email address due to a technical error.” The lackluster email caused […]


Email security, Phishing

Cyber group releases tool to track use of email security protocol

November 20, 2018

Via: The Hill

A cybersecurity group has released a new tool to help companies track if they’ve implemented domain-based message authentication, reporting and conformance (DMARC), a security tool aimed at preventing fake or “spoof” emails being sent from legitimate accounts. The Global Cyber […]


Email security

Business Email Compromise: Must-Have Defenses

November 5, 2018

Via: DataBreach Today

In July, the FBI warned that global Losses to business email compromise – aka CEO fraud – attacks have hit at least $12.5 billion. David Stubley, who heads security testing firm and consultancy 7 Elements in Edinburgh, Scotland, which has […]


Email security

Most impersonated brands in email attacks? Microsoft and Amazon

November 2, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Nearly two-thirds of all advanced email attacks used emails impersonating Microsoft or Amazon, according to new research by Agari. Microsoft was impersonated in 36 percent of all (brand) display name impersonation attacks in the third quarter. Amazon was the second […]


Email security, Phishing

Most government domains adopt program to prevent sending of fake emails

October 16, 2018

Via: The Hill

The majority of federal domains met a deadline to adopt an email authentication program aimed at preventing fake emails from being sent, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last October […]


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 […]