Category: Email security

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, […]

Email security, Security

Attackers have created a specialized economy around email account takeover

July 27, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Barracuda released key findings about the ways cybercriminals are attacking and exploiting email accounts. The report reveals a specialized economy emerging around email account takeover and takes an in-depth look at the threats organizations face and the types of defense […]

Email security, Security

Twitter Says Hackers Targeted 130 Accounts in Recent Attack

July 17, 2020

Via: Security Week

The accounts were compromised after the attackers managed to gain access to internal Twitter systems and tools. The hack became apparent after high-profile accounts such as those of Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk posted […]

Email security, Security

Looks Like Russian Hackers Are on an Email Scam Spree

July 7, 2020

Via: Wired

FOR YEARS, COSTLY email grifts have largely been the provenance of West African scammers, particularly those based in Nigeria. A newly discovered “business email compromise” campaign, though, appears to come from a criminal group in a part of the world […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

BofA Phish Gets Around DMARC, Other Email Protections

June 18, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A credential-phishing attempt that relies on impersonating Bank of America has emerged in the U.S. this month, with emails that get around secure gateway protections and heavy-hitting protections like DMARC. The campaign involves emails that ask recipients to update their […]