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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 […]


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 […]