Category: Email security

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 […]

Email security, Phishing

Employees are mistakenly confident that they can spot phishing emails

September 26, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While a majority (79%) of people say they are able to distinguish a phishing message from a genuine one, nearly half (49%) also admit to having clicked on a link from an unknown sender while at work, according to a […]

Email security, Security

The top 5 email encryption tools: More capable, better integrated

September 17, 2019

Via: CSO Online

The world of email encryption has changed significantly in the past few years. The leading tools are evolving, each in their own way: HPE/Voltage SecureMail is now part of Micro Focus, part of an acquisition of other HPE software products […]

Email security, Malware, Phishing

Employers Beware: Microsoft Word ‘Resume’ Phish Delivers Quasar RAT

August 28, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Employers who receive an email from someone purporting to be a job applicant, with an attached resume, could fall victim to a difficult-to-detect phishing campaign peddling a remote-access tool used often for espionage. Researchers with Cofense said they have recently […]

Email security, Malware, Security

IRS Impersonation Attacks Spread Malware Nationwide

August 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about a snowballing email attack that uses messages pretending to be legitimate IRS communications. The end game for the effort is malware being installed on unsuspecting users’ machines; imposters may gain control […]

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

Oil and Gas Firms Targeted By New LYCEUM Threat Group

August 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a never-before-seen threat group targeting Middle East critical infrastructure organizations with novel malware, sent via spearphishing emails. The threat group, LYCEUM, was observed in 2019 sending spear phishing emails harboring malicious Microsoft Excel attachments to oil and […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Energy Sector Phish Swims Past Microsoft Email Security via Google Drive

August 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A targeted spearphishing campaign has hit an organization in the energy sector – after using a savvy trick to get around the company’s Microsoft email security stack. According to Aaron Riley, a researcher from Cofense, the campaign impersonated the CEO […]