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Category: Email security


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

How effective are login challenges at preventing Google account takeovers?

May 21, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Despite implementation bugs that might affect the security of physical security keys, they are the strongest protection against phishing currently available, Google maintains. On-device prompts and SMS codes are also extremely successful at blocking account hijacking attacks effected via automated […]


Email security, Malware, Phishing

The lurking danger of hacked email reply chains

May 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Although phishing has been around in various forms since the 1990s, recent news has shown that it continues to evolve – and remains a major threat. These days, phishing tactics are so sophisticated it can be difficult to spot a […]


Email security, Phishing, Security

Cybercriminals are becoming more methodical and adaptive

April 26, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cybercriminals are deviating towards a more focused approach against targets by using better obfuscation techniques and improved social engineering skills as organizations improve in areas such as time to detection and response to threats, according to Trustwave. The 2019 Trustwave […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Which employees receive the most highly targeted email-borne threats?

April 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Workers in R&D/Engineering are the most heavily targeted group of employees within organizations, a new Proofpoint report says, and lower-level employees are at a higher risk of email-borne cyber threats than higher-level management roles and executives. Who is being attacked? […]


Application security, Email security

Google introduces many G Suite security enhancements

April 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Last week, the big news from Google Cloud Next 2019 was that phones running Android 7.0 or higher can be turned into a security key for G Suite account 2-step verification. But at the event Google also announced a number […]


Email security, Network security, Security

Hackers could read users’ Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email via compromised Microsoft support account

April 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Over the weekend Microsoft confirmed that a “limited” number of Outlook.com webmail accounts had been compromised, allowing hackers to access users’ email addresses, folder names, subject lines, and the names of other email addresses with whom they corresponded. The tech […]


Email security, Phishing

New, Improved BEC Campaigns Target HR and Finance

April 5, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Spearphishing campaigns from new and established business email compromise (BEC) gangs are stealing from companies using multiple tactics. A wave of business email compromise (BEC) campaigns targeting direct-deposit payroll information demonstrate once again that sophisticated technical skills aren’t necessary when […]


Email security, Mobile security, Network security

Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email to conduct official business: report

March 22, 2019

Via: The Hill

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has obtained information that senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday that the panel […]


Email security, Malware, Phishing

Accidental data breaches are often compounded by a failure to encrypt

February 25, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

83 percent of security professionals believe that employees have accidentally exposed customer or business sensitive data at their organization. Accidental data breaches are often compounded by an organizational failure to encrypt data prior to it being shared – both internally […]


Email security, Phishing

Attack Campaign Experiments with Rapid Changes in Email Lure Content

February 22, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

It’s like polymorphic behavior – only the changes are in the email lures themselves, with randomized changes to headers, subject lines, and body content. A new email Trojan campaign spotted by security researchers has added another twist in evasive attacker […]