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Ponemon Institute
Email revealed to be riskiest channel for data loss
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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Artificial Intelligence
Red Sift releases a new AI product to quickly resolve phishing attacks
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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Email
The network effect and the search for resilient email security
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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Phishing
New phishing simulator helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity
DeltaNet International has released its Phishing Simulator tool, designed to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness.
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Cloud
Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
MailGuard has intercepted phishing emails designed to harvest personal details from LinkedIn members.
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Cybercrime
Check Point Research warns of a surge in malicious activity around Amazon Prime Day
Researchers warn of increased cybercrime on and around Amazon Prime Day 2021 as malicious activity surges.
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Malware
Research finds malware will sit for around 83 hours in an employees inbox before being noticed
Research finds that malicious emails spend an average of 83 hours in employees inboxes before being noticed.
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Malware
UK university targeted by one million malicious email attacks
The email messages included spam, malware and phishing attacks.
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Government
Check Point uncovers five year cyber espionage campaign
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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Cloud Security
Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
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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Phishing
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
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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Cybersecurity
Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
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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Email Security
25% of malicious emails still make it through to recipients
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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Email Security
Opinion: Weighing up the email security threat in EMEA
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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Email Security
Cybercriminals taking over email accounts and scamming contacts
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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Cybercrime
Unwanted cybercrime awards: Russia tops ‘dark web medals’ table
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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Phishing
Email: The often ignored factor in strong cybersecurity
A customer-facing organisation will receive hundreds, if not thousands of emails every day, each one containing personal identifiers.
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Email Security
​Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
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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Cybersecurity
Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.
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SAM for Compliance
Global Cyber Alliance welcomes first Australasian partner
The Australasian region now has its first partner in the Global Cyber Alliance – New Zealand firm SAM for Compliance.
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Cybersecurity
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.