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Malicious Emails stories

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Email revealed to be riskiest channel for data loss
Wed 25 May 2022
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email security
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dlp
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ponemon institute
More than half (60%) of organisations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months.
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Red Sift releases a new AI product to quickly resolve phishing attacks
Fri 21 Jan 2022
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ai
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Cybersecurity company Red Sift has launched a new product to help security experts reduce the amount of time spent investigating malicious emails.
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The network effect and the search for resilient email security
Tue 28 Sep 2021
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cybersecurity
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email security
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email
Not only is email everywhere, but it is ‘built-in’ to our lives as a required mode of communication for too many activities to name.
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New phishing simulator helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity
Wed 30 Jun 2021
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malware
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phishing
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cybersecurity
DeltaNet International has released its Phishing Simulator tool, designed to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness.
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Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
Mon 28 Jun 2021
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phishing
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email security
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linkedin
MailGuard has intercepted phishing emails designed to harvest personal details from LinkedIn members.
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Check Point Research warns of a surge in malicious activity around Amazon Prime Day
Fri 18 Jun 2021
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cybersecurity
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email security
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digital entertainment
Researchers warn of increased cybercrime on and around Amazon Prime Day 2021 as malicious activity surges.
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Research finds malware will sit for around 83 hours in an employees inbox before being noticed
Thu 3 Jun 2021
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
Research finds that malicious emails spend an average of 83 hours in employees inboxes before being noticed.
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UK university targeted by one million malicious email attacks
Thu 12 Nov 2020
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education
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malware
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phishing
The email messages included spam, malware and phishing attacks.
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Check Point uncovers five year cyber espionage campaign
Fri 8 May 2020
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email security
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government
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cyber espionage
Naikon’s primary method is exploit the trust and diplomatic relations between departments and governments to increase the chances of its attack succeeding.
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Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Fri 26 Jul 2019
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cloud security
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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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Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
Thu 23 May 2019
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gaming
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ransomware
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malware
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
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Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
Fri 26 Apr 2019
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email security
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cybersecurity
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barracuda
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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25% of malicious emails still make it through to recipients
Wed 12 Dec 2018
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email security
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mimecast
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malicious emails
Popular email security programmes may fail to detect as much as 25% of all emails with malicious or dangerous attachments, a study from Mimecast says.
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Opinion: Weighing up the email security threat in EMEA
Tue 12 Jun 2018
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cybersecurity
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email security
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cybercrime
Barracuda's SVP shares some startling new research - 80% of EMEA organisations faced an email attack last year, while 73% believe they're increasing.
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Cybercriminals taking over email accounts and scamming contacts
Fri 4 May 2018
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cybersecurity
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phishing
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email security
A new study from Barracuda has revealed an increasingly popular method of cybercrime - steal email credentials then steal money from colleagues.
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Unwanted cybercrime awards: Russia tops ‘dark web medals’ table
Wed 28 Feb 2018
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cybersecurity
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dark web
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email security
RepKnight published an 'alternative olympics' medal table that details the countries that feature most heavily on the dark web - infographic included.
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Email: The often ignored factor in strong cybersecurity
Tue 27 Feb 2018
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phishing
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microsoft teams
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email security
A customer-facing organisation will receive hundreds, if not thousands of emails every day, each one containing personal identifiers.
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​Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
Mon 19 Feb 2018
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
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Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Thu 1 Feb 2018
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.
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Global Cyber Alliance welcomes first Australasian partner
Thu 30 Nov 2017
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email security
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compliance
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sam for compliance
The Australasian region now has its first partner in the Global Cyber Alliance – New Zealand firm SAM for Compliance.
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Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Fri 27 Oct 2017
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
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