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Phishing Campaign Targeting Ukrainian Firm Burisma Linked to Russian Cyberspies

A phishing campaign apparently aimed at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that is at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, has been linked by cybersecurity researchers to a hacker group believed to be working on behalf of the Russian government.Trump was impeached in December over allegations that he pressured Ukraine to launch an investigatio
Publish At:2020-01-14 10:15 | Read:68 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Phish

Mimecast Acquires Threat Protection Provider Segasec

Email and data security company Mimecast on Monday announced the acquisition of threat protection solutions provider Segasec.The acquisition, Mimecast says, is expected to help it better defend customers against fake websites that aim to harvest the credentials of their customers, employees, partners, and third-party vendors within their supply chains.With a
Publish At:2020-01-07 22:15 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Manag

ProtonMail Launches Encrypted Calendar Application

ProtonMail has released the beta version of ProtonCalendar, its fully encrypted calendar application that aims to help users both keep track of their plans and keep their data private.Built with end-to-end encryption right from the start, the app can secure and protect users’ sensitive events-related information, ProtonMail says.Data such as event title, des
Publish At:2020-01-02 22:15 | Read:334 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Email Security Data Protection

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:222 | 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:459 | 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:331 | 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:464 | 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:452 | 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:439 | 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:557 | 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:496 | 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:547 | 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:660 | 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:686 | 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:3930 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security email encryption email security encryption RSA Conf

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