Email Security

The anatomy of a spear-phishing scam, or how to steal US $100M with a fake email

The anatomy of a spear-phishing scam, or how to steal US $100M with a fake email

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Stealing $100 million (£70.4M) from a major US corporation should be hard than setting up a fake email account, but for one cyber-criminal enterprise this is all it took.

"Beautiful" ransomware arrives

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Maktub Locker ransomware is targeting its victims with a spam campaign that attempts to trick people into thinking they are getting a terms-of-service update when in fact the attached document contains malware.

Exposed Seagate workers could face years of cyber-attacks

Exposed Seagate workers could face years of cyber-attacks

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A Seagate employee was victimised by a phishing scam and unknowingly emailed the income tax data for current and some former company employees to an unauthorised third party making them all potentially vulnerable to potential income tax refund fraud.

RSA 2016: Many C-Suite execs unsure of security risks

RSA 2016: Many C-Suite execs unsure of security risks

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The latest study by IBM Security found that C-Suite executives not directly involved in infosec operations feel it is not necessarily something on which they need to focus, instead believing it is a problem strictly for CISOs.

Over 2/3rds of wearable device owners don't use login credentials

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Sixty nine percent of wearable device owners say that they don't use login credentials such as passwords, PINs fingerprint scanners and voice recognition to access their devices.

RSA 2016:Trust in the internet imperative to sustain worker productivity

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One of the more frightening possible result from the seemingly endless stream of hacks taking place is that they degrade public trust in the internet and this could lead to a serious fall off in worker productivity

RSA 2016: Plea for more effective anti-phishing protection

RSA 2016: Plea for more effective anti-phishing protection

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Email services are failing their customers when it comes to anti-phishing protection, according to Mario Vuksan, one of the presenters at RSA 2016 in San Francisco.

Sony hackers ID'd by Operation Blockbuster security team

Sony hackers ID'd by Operation Blockbuster security team

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A two-year collaboration by a group of industry security firms has put a name and a modus operandi, if little else, on the group that conducted the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.

The future of email security

There was a time 20 or so years ago that email security was fairly straightforward - make sure you have anti-virus software running and remind your users to not click links they don't recognise.

24% increase in DMARC adoption results in plummet of phishing attacks

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Thanks to the rising growth of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) adoption, companies are successfully fighting off phishing attacks and domain spoofing.

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.

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