Category: Email security

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 […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Malware, Security

Google Sees Increase in COVID-19 Phishing in Brazil, India, UK

June 12, 2020

Via: Security Week

As the coronavirus crisis spreads worldwide, cyber-criminals and state-sponsored actors have adapted their attacks to leverage pandemic-related lures. In April, Gmail was seeing 18 million COVID-related daily malicious emails. The attacks have been evolving and the past month has revealed […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Malware, Security

Turla malware uses Gmail to issue commands to infected machines

May 28, 2020

Via: TechRadar

One of Russia’s most advanced state-sponsored hacker groups has added several devious new tools to its arsenal, security researchers have warned. Although the Turla group is still using the v4 version of the ComRAT malware, ESET researchers warned that this […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

How Abnormal Security combats business email compromise

May 22, 2020

Via: CSO Online

When looking at all the different ways that hackers can threaten networks and enterprises, flashy incidents like ransomware scams often come to mind. But a relatively new kind of attack called business email compromise (BEC) has taken the lead in […]

Email security, Security

Email spoofing explained: Who does it and how?

May 4, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Email spoofing is forging email so it looks like it came from someone it didn’t. I learned to spoof email in the fall of 1993 during my sophomore year at Northwestern. An upperclassman in my dorm showed me. At that […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

How to Protect Against COVID-19 Email Scams

April 21, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Phishing emails have been driven up to 600% since the end of February as cybercriminals capitalize on people’s fears. COVID-19 phishing emails have been said to make up an approximate of 15% of all spam mails to offices during the […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Malware, Phishing, Security

Gmail blocked 18 Million phishing and malware emails using COVID-19 lures in a week

April 17, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Google announced that its anti-malware solutions implemented to defend its Gmail users have blocked around 18 million phishing and malware emails using COVID-19 lures within the last seven days. The IT giant also announced to have blocked more than 240 […]

Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

Italian email provider hacked, data of 600k users available for sale

April 7, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The Italian email provider has been hacked, the company admitted the incident while a hacker group named NN Hacking Group is offering the stolen data for sale on the dark web. The group shared a series of snapshots on […]

Email security, Security

How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

April 1, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The headlines make it clear that we are in unusual times. Working from home will be the new norm for many of us for the near term at least. As IT and security teams work to meet the challenge of […]