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Category: Email security


Email security, Security

FBI Warns of Auto-Forwarding Email Rules Abused for BEC Scams

December 3, 2020

Via: Security Week

Cybercriminals are exploiting the mass shift to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct malicious operations, including BEC scams that are more likely to succeed due to the targeting of an email rule forwarding vulnerability. In 2019, BEC losses surpassed […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

‘Return to Office’ Phishing Emails Aim to Steal Credentials

November 30, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Researchers at Abnormal Security have uncovered a credential-stealing phishing campaign that spoofs internal company memos concerning returning to the office. The ongoing campaign is believed to have targeted about 100,000 inboxes, bypassing Google G Suite email security, the researchers say. […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

MPs subjected to over 22 million malicious email attacks in 2020

November 23, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The number of malicious spam or phishing emails targeting the inboxes of Westminster MPs has risen by 60% in the space of just a year to an average of 2,790,182 attacks every month, according to data obtained through a Freedom […]


Email security, Security

Gone phishing: workplace email security in five steps

October 6, 2020

Via: Naked Security

How many work emails have you sent and received today? Despite the rise of workplace chat and instant messaging apps, for many of us email continues to dominate business communications both internally and externally. Unfortunately, email is also the most […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

9 top anti-phishing tools and services

September 22, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Phishing ranks low on the list of cyberattacks in terms of technological sophistication. Even more sophisticated phishing variants like spear phishing (focused and often personalized phishing attacks) and whaling (phishing attacks focused on high-profile or high-dollar targets) are focused more […]


Email security, Security

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

September 16, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Microsoft is pushing out more Microsoft 365 security settings that will increase security by default. You need to assess some of these settings for their impact on your business processes. One of the new Microsoft 365 defaults has to do […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Phishing scam targets Lloyds Bank customers

September 4, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Customers of Lloyds Bank are being targeted by a phishing scam that is currently hitting email and text message inboxes. Legal firm Griffin Law has alerted people to the scam after being made aware of about 100 people who have […]


Email security, Security

Thousands of Taiwan Government Email Accounts ‘Hacked by China’

August 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The damage done was “not small”, according to a top Taiwan cyber official, who said the full impact was still being assessed. Taipei has accused Beijing of stepping up a cyber campaign since 2016 when Taiwan elected President Tsai Ing-wen, […]


Email security, Security

SANS Institute Says 28,000 User Records Exposed in Email Breach

August 12, 2020

Via: Security Week

The breach was discovered on August 6, during the review of email configuration and rules, according to the U.S.-based organization, which specializes in cybersecurity training, certifications and research. During the audit, the company identified a forwarding rule on one email […]


Email security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

18 (new) ways attackers can compromise email

August 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

All organizations wrestle with chronic phishing attacks that are the primary vectors through which malicious actors breach systems and spread malware. Most phishing attackers deliver their payloads on networks by crafting spoofed emails that look like they come from legitimate, […]