Today's the last day for a third of US government's executive branch departments to comply to a directive that seeks the adoption and improvement of email validation policies that would lower the risk of spam and impersonation.
In a bizarre sequence of events, after the CRM software company Zoho was taken offline by their domain registrar, they posted to Twitter asking for help getting their service back up and running again. When Zoho customer's contacted TierraNet, they were told the CRM service was taken down due to phishing violations.
Federal executive branch departments and agencies have until October 16 to adopt on their domains a policy-based email validation system configured with the strongest setting. Most already comply with the mandatory requirement but whitehouse.gov is not among them, yet.
A Nigerian man has been sentenced to five years of prison time and pay $2.54 million in restitution for running business email compromise scams that attempted to steal $25 million.
While phishing continues to be the prevalent threat in malware-less email-based attacks, cybercriminals refine their methods by adding an impersonation component to increase the success rate against company employees.
Over the past week, scammers are now utilizing a new extortion email campaign that claims the recipient's phone was hacked, includes a partial phone number of the recipient, and further states that they created videos using the recipient's webcam. It then demands $1K USD in bitcoins or the hacker will release the video & other info.
After Facebook revealed that users' data was collected without their consent and used for political campaigns, more and more people across the world started looking for a secure medium to communicate. Today, Criptext, an independent company, announced a new email app which is hyper-secure and cares about your privacy.
Microsoft has just started rolling out a new update for Windows 10 Mail app that adds the highly-anticipated inking feature. This feature was previously being tested in Windows Insider builds, but Microsoft has added the inking support to the default Mail app in Windows 10 for everyone and allows users to draw their emails.
Despite a lone report claiming that online piracy is the primary source of malware, spam still reigns supreme as today's main infection vector and the go-to tool of online criminals, according to a report published yesterday by Finnish cyber-security firm F-Secure.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced a new project named STARTTLS Everywhere that aims to provide guidance to server administrators on how to set up a proper email server that runs STARTTLS the correct way.
Cyber-criminals are currently using a trick that allows them to bypass Microsoft's security filters and deliver spam and phishing emails to Office 365 email accounts.
There really is no honor among thieves. I recently found a phishing scheme that contains a list of names that are associated with other scams that the recipient should avoid.
A team of nine academics is warning the world about a critical vulnerability in the OpenPGP and S/MIME email encryption tools. The flaw, if exploited, allow an attacker to decrypt sent or received messages, according to the researcher team.
A new email attack known as baseStriker allows miscreants to send malicious emails that bypass security systems on Office 365 accounts.
Microsoft has published a patch for an Outlook vulnerability first reported in late 2016, but the patch has been deemed incomplete and additional workarounds are needed, according to the security researcher who discovered it.
Google rolled out today new security features for G Suite, its collection of enterprise, cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools.
A critical vulnerability affects hundreds of thousands of email servers. A fix has been released but this flaw affects more than half of the Internet's email servers, and patching the issue will take weeks if not months.
Hundreds of users fell victims to email scams over the past week, sending over $1 million worth of Ethereum to a scammer who sent fake emails posing as the Bee Token ICO (Initial Coin Offering).
A hacker has tricked Experty ICO participants into sending Ethereum funds to the wrong wallet address. He was able to do this by sending emails with a fake pre-ICO sale announcement to Experty users who signed up for notifications.