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Category: Email security


Email security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Fake Emails Sent From FBI Address via Compromised Law Enforcement Portal

November 15, 2021

Via: Security Week

Threat intelligence organization Spamhaus reported seeing more than 100,000 fake emails being sent out in two waves. The hoax emails, coming from “[email protected],” carried the subject line “Urgent: Threat actor in systems.” The message appeared to come from the DHS […]


Email security, Security

A New Variant of FlawedGrace Spreading Through Mass Email Campaigns

October 19, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday took the wraps off a mass volume email attack staged by a prolific cybercriminal gang affecting a wide range of industries, with one of its region-specific operations notably targeting Germany and Austria. Enterprise security firm Proofpoint […]


Email security, Security

BEC attacks: Scammers’ latest tricks

October 18, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

BEC attacks are generally low-volume but, according to a recent survey by GreatHorn, 71% of organizations experienced at least one in the past year. Trend Micro’s latest research has revealed that scammers have been ramping up their efforts and that […]


Email security, Security

How Do We Know About New Phishing Attacks? Because Some Human Reported It.

October 14, 2021

Via: Security Week

We hear it all the time: “The human is the weakest link!” or “People can’t get their heads around the technology so how can we expect them to know bad when they see it?” Yeah, right. The fact is that […]


Email security, Security

Google warns of APT28 attack attempts against 14,000 Gmail users

October 8, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

On Wednesday, Google announced to have warned approximately 14,000 Gmail users that they had been targeted by nation-state hackers. Shane Huntley, the head of the Threat Analysis Group (TAG), wrote on Twitter that his group had sent an above-average batch […]


Email security, Security

4 steps to protect the C-suite from business email compromise attacks

October 4, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The damage from executive email account takeovers can run into millions of dollars, as recent examples show. In 2019, Toyota Boshoku Corporation lost $37 million after the information in a payment direction from a third-party was changed, sending millions to […]


Email security, Security

UK Minister Sorry Over Afghan Interpreters’ Data Breach

September 22, 2021

Via: Security Week

A Defense Ministry email to more than 250 Afghans who are eligible for relocation and still remain in Afghanistan was mistakenly copied to all applicants Monday instead of blind copied. British media reports said the people whose email addresses were […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Phishing attempts: Employees can be the first line of defense

September 10, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

33% of emails employees report as phishing attempts are either malicious or highly suspect, according to new research. The finding comes from an analysis of emails reported by employees from organizations across the globe during the first half of 2021, […]


Email security, Security

SEC Sanctions Several Companies Over Email Account Hacking

September 1, 2021

Via: Security Week

A total of eight entities belonging to three companies have been sanctioned by the SEC, including Cetera (Advisor Networks, Investment Services, Financial Specialists, Advisors, and Investment Advisers), Cambridge Investment Research (Investment Research and Investment Research Advisors), and KMS Financial Services. […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Increase in credential phishing and brute force attacks causing financial and reputational damage

August 31, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Abnormal Security released a report which examines the escalating adverse impact of socially-engineered and never-seen-before email attacks, and other advanced email threats—both financial and reputational—to organizations worldwide. The report surveyed advanced email attacks across eight major industry sectors, including retail […]