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COVID-19 is fueling phishing and scams while BEC attacks continue to evolve and increase, according to a report from Abnormal Security. [Read More]
Cyber-threats taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic are evolving, and Google is seeing an increase in related phishing attempts in countries such as Brazil, India, and the UK. [Read More]
The NSA has published information on the targeting of Exim mail servers by the Russia-linked threat actor known as Sandworm Team. [Read More]
The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]
Google this week released Chrome 83 to the stable channel with patches for a total of 38 vulnerabilities, with improved Safe Browsing protection, and updated privacy and security controls. [Read More]
Edison Mail says a security bug in its iOS app that gave users access to other people’s email accounts impacted nearly 6,500 users. [Read More]
A sophisticated phishing kit has been used by multiple cybercrime groups to target high-ranking employees in North America and other parts of the world, with at least 150 victims. [Read More]
Apple says it has found no evidence that the recently disclosed iOS Mail app vulnerabilities have been exploited in attacks as researchers have claimed. [Read More]
Phishers do not need to spoof the exact domain name if they can use a different domain that might be accepted as reasonable. [Read More]
Over the past week, Google has observed over 18 million malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 being sent out every day. [Read More]

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Alastair Paterson's picture
Organizations may not be able to mitigate BEC scams entirely; however, tightening up processes will ensure data exposure is kept to a minimum.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
By learning from the past there are many steps we can take to strength our approach to security as attackers continue to turn to email to help accomplish their mission.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
“Evasive phishing" is not a term much heard, but we all will—and need to—start talking a lot more about it than we have in the past.
Alastair Paterson's picture
BEC is becoming increasingly profitable for threat actors as organizations are making it easy for adversaries to gain access to the valuable information that sits within these inboxes.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
We should be thinking about how users work, what they do and how it affects the security posture of the business, but does security really start with them?
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Ninety percent of breaches may begin with an email, but today most of the action happens well after an inbound email has been scanned and delivered.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Even organizations with the most robust defense solutions and advanced automated technologies cannot effectively combat threats such as BEC without the adequate support and nuanced expertise of humans.
Jack Danahy's picture
To mitigate the risk of attacks, IT teams should disable unused tools and components, while deploying endpoint protection that doesn’t rely solely on file scanning or whitelisting.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
DMARC is an email authentication standard designed to eliminate phishing and other types of attack that use spoofing to misrepresent an email sender identity.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Endpoint protection will never be able to catch up with “known wolves,” but machine learning and artificial perception can change the rules of engagement with models of “known good.”