Category: Email security

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 […]

Email security, Security

$1.7 million still missing after North Carolina county hit by business email compromise scam

August 1, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Money intended for the construction of a brand new high school was instead placed in a bank account controlled by scammers by officials of a North Carolina county. Cabarrus County in North Carolina, home to NASCAR races at the Charlotte […]

Email security, Security

Is your business able to protect itself from email attacks?

July 26, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Email-based attacks are having a major impact on businesses according to a new report from Barracuda which highlights the evolving challenges faced by IT security professionals. The report, titled “2019 Email Security Trends” surveyed 660 executives, individual contributors and team […]

Email security, Security

Could nation-state hackers target your email? Microsoft thinks so

July 18, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft has shown off the first voting system to make use of its ElectionGuard technology, which is designed to prevent tampering with elections, while revealing some alarming statistics about how many normal people – not just business customers – have […]

Application security, Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

US Cyber Command warns nation-state hackers are exploiting old Microsoft Outlook bug. Make sure you’re patched!

July 3, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

US Cyber Command has issued a warning about an unnamed foreign country’s attempt to spread malware through the exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook. The alert, posted on Twitter, refers to CVE-2017-11774, a vulnerability in Outlook that if exploited […]

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 […]