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Email security

Why the 2020 US presidential election is still vulnerable to foreign interference

January 8, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

With the international political situation becoming increasingly fraught and divisive, it is hard to ignore the shadow of foreign interference looming over electoral proceedings around the world. Not only are the US elections arguably some of the most influential on […]


Email security, Phishing

Hackers go phishing for the holidays

December 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s busy – at work and at home. That includes cybercriminals, too. In fact, the holiday season is when busy, distracted people tend to be especially vulnerable to phishing attacks. Just one click on […]


Email security

Microsoft demystifies email attack campaigns targeting organizations

December 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Email is the attackers’ preferred method for gaining a foothold into organizations. Campaign views, a new type of report available to some Microsoft enterprise customers, allows security teams to see how successful specific email attack campaigns have been at compromising […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Identity theft

Vendor Email Compromise is Latest Identity Deception Attack

November 5, 2019

Via: Security Week

Identity deception attacks continue to grow, but the type of attack seems to be changing. During Q3, 2019, phishing campaigns impersonating brands dropped by 6% over the previous quarter. Attacks impersonating individuals, however, increased by 10%. The drop in brand […]


Email security, Security

GOP senator requests Obama, Clinton emails

November 4, 2019

Via: The Hill

A Senate GOP chairman is requesting the National Archives hand over any emails between former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a […]


Email security, Phishing

Phishing attacks are a complex problem that requires layered solutions

October 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Most cyber attacks start with a social engineering attempt and, most often that not, it takes the form of a phishing email. It’s easy to understand the popularity of this attack vector: phishing campaigns are relatively inexpensive (money- and time-wise), […]


Email security, Phishing

BEC explodes as attackers exploit email’s identity crisis

October 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

850,000 domains worldwide now have DMARC records, a 5x increase since 2016, according to Valimail. However, less than 17% of global DMARC records are at enforcement — meaning fake emails that appear to come from those domains are still arriving […]


Application security, Email security, Security

macOS Catalina: Security and privacy improvements

October 8, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Apple has released macOS Catalina (v10.15), a new major release of its desktop operating system, which comes with many functional and security and privacy improvements. The former include a new game subscription service, a feature that extends Mac desktops with […]


Email security, Network security, Security

Iranian attacks expose vulnerability of campaign email accounts

October 8, 2019

Via: The Hill

A recent hacking attempt by Iran targeting a U.S. presidential campaign highlighted the vulnerability of email accounts heading into the 2020 elections. Microsoft revealed last week that it had tracked an Iranian group named “Phosphorus” attempting to access the email […]


Email security, Malware

Email is an open door for malicious actors looking to exploit businesses

October 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There’s an alarming scale of risks businesses are up against in a time when email is proving an open door for cybercriminals and malicious actors looking to disrupt, exploit and destroy businesses, according to Wire. The report is developed in […]