Category: Email security

Email security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Apple Pledges Privacy, Beefs Up Security

June 13, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Whether it’s from Apple fans, embedded marketing people, or actual developers, applause is an oft-heard feature of any keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Yet the loudest applause at this year’s conference came not for some shiny feature, but for […]

Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

Ransomware attack paralyses Lake City email, landlines and credit card services

June 12, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Lake City has warned citizens that administrative systems, including email and credit card systems, are down following a ransomware attack on the Florida municipality. The attack, called “Triple Threat” in a press release issued by the city, reportedly combined three […]

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

Microsoft Warns of Email Attacks Executing Code Using an Old Bug

June 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is warning of a fresh email campaign that distributes malicious RTF files boobytrapped with an exploit dating back to a 2017 vulnerability, CVE-2017-11882. The exploit allows attackers to automatically run malicious code without requiring user interaction. “The CVE-2017-11882 vulnerability […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Identity theft, Security

‘Lone Wolf’ Scammer Built a Multifaceted BEC Cybercrime Operation

June 11, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

This wasn’t the first time the chief financial officer of email security vendor Agari had been targeted in a business email compromise (BEC) scam. As with the first incident in August 2018, three months later Agari’s software tool flagged a […]

Email security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Found in Millions of Email Systems

June 10, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Security researchers at Qualys Common discovered a remote command execution vulnerability in older versions of mail transfer agent (MTA) Exim — a critical, open source piece of the email infrastructure in many organizations. An MTA functions much like a router […]

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 […]