12 Jun 2019

More than 3B fake emails sent daily as phishing attacks persist

A new Valimail report shows that threat actors are distributing a staggering 3.4 billion inauthentic emails every single day, representing 1.2% of all email. This is happening even though 80% of all inboxes across the globe use the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) open standard in order to

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10 Jun 2019

The Minefield of Corporate Email

Even though the concept of spam is about 40 years old and phishing campaigns have been around for over 30 years, email-based attacks remain a massive problem for corporations and individual users alike, a new Cisco report shows. One of the reasons that email attacks are still so common and

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10 Jun 2019

Microsoft Warns of Campaign Exploiting 2017 Bug

Microsoft is urging users to update a two-year-old vulnerability that is being used in a fresh wave of attacks. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2017-11882, was patched in 2017, but many unpatched systems remain vulnerable. The new campaign involves spam emails containing malicious RTF attachments capable of exploiting the vulnerability in order

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26 Apr 2019

Cybercriminals are becoming more methodical and adaptive

A new report by Trustwave sheds light on how cybercriminals continue to shift tactics to increase the success rate of their attacks. When it comes to spam, the report shows that campaigns aiming to distribute malware are on the decline, while other malicious spam campaigns, such as those involving sextortion

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08 Mar 2019

An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online

Once again, an unsecured database has exposed sensitive data on millions of people and companies This time, “email validation” firm Verifications.io failed to properly secure a MongoDB database containing 809 million marketing-related records. The data included 763 unique email addresses, as well as names, gender, birth dates, phone numbers, physical

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