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Spammers phishing tourists with travel-themed lures - Bitdefender
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Spammers are phishing eager holidaymakers with travel, themed lures, according to new research from Bitdefender Antispam Lab.
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HelpSystems shines light on impact of response-based threats
Tue, 16th Aug 2022
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Response-based attacks targeting corporate inboxes have climbed to their highest volume since 2020, representing 41% of all email-based scams.
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Mimecast reveals what email cybersecurity needs in 2022
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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email security
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When the first email was sent over 50 years ago, no one could have predicted how much we would end up relying on this technology or the threats that would come to be associated with it.
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APAC orgs underprepared for cyber risks, study finds
Thu, 24th Mar 2022
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New research has found that IT decision-makers are complacent about risks to the business from phishing and business email compromise, also known as CEO fraud.
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Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
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'Bait attacks' become go-to method for cyber criminals
Thu, 11th Nov 2021
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email security
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More than a third of global businesses are likely to be targeted by a ‘bait attack’ within a one month period, according to new research from Barracuda Networks.
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Millions of email attacks missed by organisations’ cyber security protection
Mon, 15th Feb 2021
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email security
"While organisations have invested in protection against email threats, many of these attacks slip through gateways, landing in users inboxes."
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UK university targeted by one million malicious email attacks
Thu, 12th Nov 2020
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education
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malware
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The email messages included spam, malware and phishing attacks.
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Malware and email scams targeting employees spread rapidly in Q2
Fri, 18th Sep 2020
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"Businesses must stay alert and should employ defense-in-depth tactics and equip themselves with multilayered security mechanisms, including high-sensor spam filters and a VPN connection, which would prevent malicious pages from opening."
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Cyber criminals turn to Gmail and AOL to advance attacks
Tue, 11th Aug 2020
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email security
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gmail
“Securing oneself against this threat requires organisations to take protection matters into their own hands - this requires them to invest in sophisticated email security that leverages artificial intelligence to identify unusual senders and requests."
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Just 6,000 accounts responsible for over 100,000 email attacks - report
Fri, 7th Aug 2020
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Barracuda has today released a report detailing how 6,170 malicious accounts that use Gmail, AOL, and other email services were responsible for more than 100,000 business email compromise (BEC) attacks on nearly 6,600 organisations. 
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MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Thu, 23rd Apr 2020
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Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
Tue, 31st Mar 2020
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Of the COVID-19 related attacks detected by Barracuda Sentinel through March 23, 54% were scams, 34% were brand impersonation attacks, 11% were blackmail, and 1% are business email compromise.
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Vodafone warns customers as online scams increase due to COVID-19
Tue, 31st Mar 2020
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Vodafone New Zealand is urging its customers to be more vigilant on digital channels.
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Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Fri, 26th Jul 2019
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Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.
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PayPal phishing scam uses 'safety' features to trick people
Fri, 26th Jul 2019
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These scams use safety features to steal victims’ confidential data, and are ‘brandjacking’ trusted names in the industry to conduct their attacks.
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IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
Mon, 22nd Jul 2019
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“We’ve received more than 900 reports over the weekend. It looks like the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam."
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Lateral phishing: The latest in email account takeover
Fri, 19th Jul 2019
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email security
"One of the most striking aspects of this emerging attack is the scale of potential victims that the attackers target."
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Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
Fri, 26th Apr 2019
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email security
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Barracuda Networks found that 30% of respondents had fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with almost three quarters revealing the attacks had originated from email.
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Scammers targeting more countries in sextortion scam - ESET
Tue, 16th Apr 2019
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email security
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The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim's device, and have recorded the person while watching pornographic content.
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Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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It doesn’t take some people long to abuse people’s kindness and generosity in a time of mourning.
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CERT NZ: Email extortion & scams hit Kiwis hard in the pocket
Tue, 12th Mar 2019
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email security
Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness about online scams and fraud, New Zealanders are still losing staggering amounts of money.
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Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Mon, 7th Jan 2019
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Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.
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Apple Pay “brandjacked” in new phishing attack
Fri, 19th Oct 2018
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Cybercriminals are mimicking well-known companies, “brandjacking” them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.
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