Email Security

Google tightens security in Gmail service

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Gmail's security is being enhanced to keep its users protected from malware, phishing attacks and other threats.

Brazilian companies being targeted by malicious spam campaign

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Symantec has discovered a spam campaign targeting Portuguese-language computers specifically focusing on companies based in Brazil with the goal of stealing email accounts to access sensitive corporate information.

UK school awareness on secure logins is lacking

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A UK school technology supplier has committed to providing secure logins for a service used by many schools.

Let's spam! David Bowie death exploited by social engineering campaign

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Cyber-criminals wasted no time in exploiting the media attention focused on the passing of rock icon David Bowie.

We can read encrypted emails on BlackBerry devices, Dutch team says

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Despite an encrypted email service on BlackBerry smartphones, forensic investigators in the Netherlands said they can read encrypted messages sent on the devices.

Time Warner Cable: 320,000 customer emails possibly stolen

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Time Warner Cable is blaming a phishing attack against a vendor for a data breach that may have resulted in 320,000 customer emails and other personal information being stolen.

Celebrity personal information hacked by Bahamian man

Celebrity personal information hacked by Bahamian man

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The email accounts of more than 100 celebrities have been hacked. Unreleased movie scripts, social security numbers and some sex tapes were allegedly taken.

UK key target in global ransomware menace in 2015

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More than half (54 percent) of malware files targeted at UK internet users contained ransomware in 2015.

New, improved Macro malware hitting Microsoft Office

New, improved Macro malware hitting Microsoft Office

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The comeback was 16 years in the making, but macro malware is once again on security professionals' radars in a big way, impacting at least 100,000 people since it began its resurgence earlier this year, according to Intel Security.

Dridex rebound continues – US, UK hardest hit

Dridex rebound continues – US, UK hardest hit

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Just one month after US and UK law enforcement helped take down Dridex, Trend Micro is reporting the botnet is bouncing back.

A game of minesweeper in the inbox

A game of minesweeper in the inbox

Darren White looks at how organisations can prioritise email security to protect their customers online.

Exclusive: Microsoft 'Delay in fix to Advanced Threat Protection flaw'

Exclusive: Microsoft 'Delay in fix to Advanced Threat Protection flaw'

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Microsoft customer Nick Ioannou "incredulous at company's failure to fix Safe Links flaw which leaves security holes in supposedly cleansed email"

Crafty spear-phishing campaign uses terror attack to increase proficiency

Crafty spear-phishing campaign uses terror attack to increase proficiency

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Cyber-criminals are using the fear generated from the recent wave of terror attacks to target corporate offices in the Middle East and Canada with spear-phishing attacks.

Strontium hacking team targets NATO members, political advisors

Strontium hacking team targets NATO members, political advisors

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Researchers at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center have observed a hacking team that they call Strontium aiming zero-day attacks at servers in within members of NATO and some governments within Eastern Europe.

Phishing scam targeting DHL customers discovered

Phishing scam targeting DHL customers discovered

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A new phishing campaign targeting DHL delivery customers has been detected by the Comodo Antispam Labs team.

Adobe issues advisory for Flash vulnerability targeting government agencies

Adobe issues advisory for Flash vulnerability targeting government agencies

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Adobe has issued a security advisory for an Adobe Flash Player zero-day exploit being used by the folks behind the Pawn Storm cyber-espionage campaign to target foreign ministries worldwide.

Backdoor in MS Outlook webmail raises security doubts

Backdoor in MS Outlook webmail raises security doubts

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Questions have been raised over the security of the Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) server, which "uniquely" connects protected internal systems to the internet.

How to counter the M&A cybersecurity threat: hint, don't use Twitter, email

How to counter the M&A cybersecurity threat: hint, don't use Twitter, email

A leak, a hack, or a simple mistake can blow up any M&A deal carefully crafted over months or even years, says Stephen Dearing.

Amazon UK customers targeted with phishing scam

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Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted an email phishing scam on Wednesday that targets Amazon users in the UK.

Former Tesla engineer charged with hacking and leaking data

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Former Tesla engineer faces federal charges for computer intrusion for allegedly hacking his manages email to leak employee data.

Cyber-security experts criticise data handling processes after HIV clinic email error

Cyber-security experts criticise data handling processes after HIV clinic email error

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Security experts have criticised the processes that allowed the names and email addresses of hundreds of HIV-positive patients in London to be revealed in an email newsletter.

Researchers uncover possible Iranian-backed phishing scam

Researchers uncover possible Iranian-backed phishing scam

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Canadian researchers at Citizen Lab released a report today describing a phishing campaign being conducted against Iranian dissidents and how utilising a two-factor authentication (2FA) tool helped foil most of the attacks.

UK ham radio operators spammed with malware

UK ham radio operators are the target of a phishing-scam asking them to open a malware-infected attachment purportedly from Ofcom Spectrum Licensing.

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human; to forgive, divine." Could he have been thinking of the infamous Bank of England email leak when he said that, asks Rainer Gawlick.

Protecting your assets from the front lines

Protecting your assets from the front lines

Patrick Peterson examines why organisations need to focus on both external and internal assets to address the phishing threat.

Obama's 'unclassified emails' accessed by Russian hackers

Obama's 'unclassified emails' accessed by Russian hackers

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US President Barack Obama's emails were stolen by Russian hackers, according to new claims.

US State Department takes email system offline after suspected cyber-attack

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The US State Department reportedly turned off its entire unclassified email system over the weekend after a suspected cyber-attack.

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