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Business email compromise (BEC) scams have resulted in losses of $3.1 billion from 22,000 victims as of May 2016. [Read More]
A vulnerability in Verizon’s webmail service could have been exploited by hackers to silently forward emails [Read More]
Thousands of Let's Encrypt users saw their email addresses being exposed when the open certificate authority (CA) started sending a notification to active subscribers. [Read More]
$2.3 billion stolen from 17,642 victims in at least 79 countries. These are the current figures for the growing scourge known as business email compromise (BEC). [Read More]
German federal CERT (CERT-BUND) warned that malicious emails containing fake invoices as Word documents contain a personal salutation and business role of the receiver. [Read More]
An official inquiry has found serious shortcomings in how US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in her former post as secretary of state managed the security of their emails. [Read More]
Agari, a provider security solutions that help detect email-based cyberattacks, today announced that it has raised $22 million in a Series D funding round, bringing the total raised by the company to $44.7 million. [Read More]
Simulated phish training trains staff, it highlights staff who may need additional training, and it provides automatic 'training points' for staff who fail the test. [Read More]
Microsoft sued the US government, arguing that secret warrants to search people's email violate the US Constitution. [Read More]
Rokku ransomware comes with a new “feature” to make it easier for victims to pay a ransom. Victims can now use a QR code to learn details on how to send the bitcoin ransom, Avira researchers reveal. [Read More]

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Erin O’Malley's picture
Conventional email security solutions may defend against spam, viruses, and malware, but they don’t defend against ignorance or egregious stupidity.
Bill Sweeney's picture
As data moves online, social engineering techniques have become far more personalized, technologically advanced and ultimately successful.
Travis Greene's picture
Yahoo's “Account Key” uses push notifications to their Yahoo Mail app on mobile devices. Will this securely replace passwords and two-factor authentication?
Travis Greene's picture
In the case of Hilary Clinton's personal email server, we know that Top Secret information was transmitted over a network that likely wasn’t equipped to safeguard it. If her server was a target of foreign state actors, the implications are frightening.
Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Marc Solomon's picture
Recent high-profile security breaches at major retailers stem from the fact that in-store networks and their components are evolving and spawning a range of attack vectors.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Social engineering attacks can happen at any time. Here are some strategies you can use to help reduce the chances of a successful social engineering/phishing attack you or your organization.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Tal Be'ery's picture
In this column, Tal analyzes the technical details of the DKIM vulnerability, evaluates possible implications of the exploit, and points to some general lessons.