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New Office 365 Feature Provides Detailed Information on Email Attack Campaigns

Microsoft this week announced a new feature in Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) meant to provide more visibility into cyber-attacks targeting organizations via email.Such assaults usually employ a large number of messages carefully tailored not only to trick the intended victims, but also to bypass defenses. These waves of emails, however, typical
Publish At:2019-12-10 12:00 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security

Google Shares Data on State-Sponsored Hacking Attempts

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) this week shared some data on government-backed hacking and disinformation attempts targteting its customers.Google has been alerting users of state-sponsored hacking attempts for several years and it has sent out thousands of warnings every month.In a blog post published on Tuesday, Shane Huntley of Google TAG revealed t
Publish At:2019-11-30 10:15 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Incid

Email Security Firm Abnormal Security Exits Stealth Mode With $24M in Funding

Abnormal Security emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with $24 million in funding and the launch of its cloud email security platform.The San Francisco-based firm raised the money in a Series A funding round led by Greylock Partners, which connected Abnormal Security with over 50 CIOs and CISOs from Fortune 500 companies in order to get their input while de
Publish At:2019-11-20 22:15 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Management & Strategy

United Nations Organizations Targeted in Ongoing Phishing Campaign

A currently ongoing mobile-aware phishing campaign is targeting various non-governmental entities worldwide, including United Nations humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, Lookout reports.The attacks rely on infrastructure that has been live since March 2019 and which includes two domains hosting phishing content, namely session-services[.]com and servi
Publish At:2019-10-25 10:15 | Read:339 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Phish

Hackers Could Have Hijacked Trump Campaign Email Server

The official campaign website of U.S. President Donald Trump exposed information that may have allowed hackers to intercept emails and send out emails on behalf of the Trump campaign.The issue was related to Laravel, a popular open source PHP web application framework. The framework includes a debug mode that allows developers to find errors and misconfigura
Publish At:2019-10-18 08:30 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Identity & Access Vul

Iranian Hackers Update Spear-Phishing Techniques in Recent Campaign

The Iranian state-sponsored threat actor known as Charming Kitten employed new spear-phishing methods in a campaign observed in August and September, ClearSky’s security researchers report.The attacks are related to a campaign Microsoft recently exposed as targeting a U.S. presidential candidate, government officials, media targets, and prominent expatriate
Publish At:2019-10-10 00:00 | Read:322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email S

Email Attacks Using Cloud Services are Increasing

An analysis of more than 2.2 billion emails between April and June (Q2) 2019 exposes the current tactics, techniques and targets of contemporary attackers. FireEye's latest email threat update highlights three specific themes: attackers are following business in making greater use of the cloud; Microsoft is by far the most abused brand in phishing attac
Publish At:2019-10-09 00:00 | Read:443 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Phishing Cybercrime Cloud

Google Expands Use of Password Checkup Tool, Unveils New Privacy Features

Google on Wednesday announced that its Password Checkup tool has been added to the Account password manager, and the company has unveiled some new security and privacy features for YouTube, Maps and Assistant.Launched in February 2019 as an extension for Chrome, Password Checkup is designed to display a warning whenever users log in to a website with credent
Publish At:2019-10-02 12:00 | Read:387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Email Security I

Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched in Exim Email Server

A Critical vulnerability recently addressed in the popular open-source email server Exim could lead to remote code execution. Exim is an open source mail transfer agent (MTA) widely used in systems running Linux and macOS. At the moment, Exim powers over half of email servers out there. Tracked as CVE-2019-16928, the newly addressed security vulner
Publish At:2019-10-01 00:00 | Read:458 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Vulnerabilities Vulnerabi

Microsoft Expands List of Blocked File Types in Outlook on the Web

Microsoft this week announced plans to add some new file extensions to the list of file types that are blocked in Outlook on the web.When the change will be operated, it will immediately result in Outlook on the web users no longer being allowed to download attachments that have those file extensions, the tech giant explains.The newly blocked file types, Mic
Publish At:2019-09-28 12:00 | Read:456 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Management & Strategy

'Chameleon' Spam Campaign Employs Randomized Email Headers

A large number of spam messages recently sent from the same botnet were observed featuring randomized headers and even different templates, with some emails resembling phishing, Trustwave reports.Emails sent as part of this campaign, which Trustwave security researchers refer to as Chameleon, originated from all around the world (a list of source IP addresse
Publish At:2019-09-26 12:00 | Read:523 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Fraud

Walking the Tightrope of Security and Usability

Here at the RSA Conference 2016, the theme this year is Connect to Protect. It is a fitting theme for a gathering of security professionals, given the widespread adoption of cloud and mobile technologies that make doing business and sharing information easier than ever. The need for securing data regardless of where it resides and is consumed thus becomes pa
Publish At:2016-03-04 19:45 | Read:3793 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security email encryption email security encryption RSA Conf

US Spy Chief's Personal Accounts Hacked

US spy chief James Clapper's personal online accounts have been hacked, his office confirmed Tuesday, a few months after CIA director John Brennan suffered a similar attack. Clapper's Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed the hack but refused to provide details. "We are aware of the matter and we reported it to the appropriate authoriti
Publish At:2016-01-13 10:15 | Read:2293 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Cybercrime

Man Charged for Hacking Celebrity Emails

A man from the Bahamas has been charged after allegedly hacking into the email accounts of celebrities in an effort to steal private files, including scripts for movies and TV shows, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday.The suspect, 23-year-old Alonzo Knowles, aka “Jeff Moxey,” is said to have used malware and
Publish At:2015-12-23 07:55 | Read:2411 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security

Pentagon Chief Admits 'Mistake' in Using Personal Email

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter acknowledged Thursday making a "mistake" when he used his personal email for government business in the early part of his tenure, triggering concerns hackers could access sensitive information. The revelation comes in the wake of the uproar over Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account while serving as secretary of
Publish At:2015-12-18 01:20 | Read:1799 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Tracking & Law Enforc

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