The Necurs botnet continued to launch massive global ransomware attacks through the holidays with researchers stopping as many as 47 million emails per day.
While many organisations still fear of malware being the main burden to their email cyber-resilience, the findings show only 15 percent increase in these type of email attacks compared to the last figures.
A collection of vulnerabilities dubbed Mailsploit, found by German security researcher Sabri Haddouche in 30 types of email client applications - from Apple Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird - lets hackers bypass anti-spoofing mechanisms.
Online image sharing and hosting service Imgur was breached in 2014, resulting in the theft of roughly 1.7 million user email addresses and passwords, the company confirmed last Friday in an online notification.
The 23 June 12-hour brute force hack-attack against 9,000 parliamentary email accounts, including minsters and the PM, is now being blamed on Iran.
Email fraud can only be solved using technology to improve what is, and always has been, an inherently unsafe communication method says Nick Yarham. Remove threats & halt fraudulent attempts before they reach the end user.
Your emails can be changed after they have been delivered, corrupting your records and introducing malicious urls using the Ropemaker vulnerability.
Researcher discovers 'vulnerability' - described by others as a 'feature' - which would enable a third-party to open a shell via email.
Sixty five percent of these social engineering attacks compromised employee credentials and 17 percent of these attacks breached financial accounts.