Despite the proliferation of social networks and messaging apps, email remains the primary means of communication today. Unfortunately, it also remains a persistent threat vector for cybersecurity abuse. We see these evil emails everywhere: at work, at home and in the news, attempting to sell something, or steal...
Score another one for social engineering: A phishing campaign used a bogus "Google Docs" app to trick people into surrendering full access to their Google accounts and contacts. Before Google squashed the campaign, up to 1 million of its users may have fallen victim.
Phishing and ransomware are increasing at the rate of several hundred percent per quarter, a trend that Osterman Research believes will continue for at least the next 18 to 24 months. However, organizations can address the threat through a variety of means: user education, security solutions, vulnerability analysis,...
The drop in value of stolen payment cards caused cyber criminals to adopt new tools, foremost among them ransomware. Having already caused a financial drain of $209,000,000 in just one quarter, organizations of all sizes are at risk.
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"No More Ransom," a coalition made up of the Dutch High Tech Crime police, Europol's Cybercrime Centre, and a growing number of cyber security companies, was formed to address the rapid growth of cybercrime conducted through ransomware.
The coalition knew their website would be an irresistible target for cyber...
Business email compromise (BEC) attacks that impersonate executives and business partners to trick employees comprise the biggest cyberthreat organizations face today. This is not news. But what may come as a surprise is that the vast majority of BEC attacks are preventable. This session will review why email spoofing...
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
In the age of ransomware and business email compromises, email security has taken on new significance. And Zix, the email security provider, has rebranded itself to respond. Dave Wagner, Zix CEO, discusses the latest threats and defenses.
Phil Reitinger, CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance, a group he describes as a "coalition of the angry," describes how it has channeled this anger into action and tells why he believes the U.S. is in step one of a 12-step cybersecurity program.
The House has passed a privacy bill that would strengthen the legal protection afforded to emails older than 180 days. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it died last year after some senators tacked on controversial, privacy-eroding amendments.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with news that several senior White House staffers had been using a private email server. Also, fueled by worries over Russian hacking, the Australian government plans to educate political parties on improving cybersecurity.
Four years after a messy legal battle sparked by Edward Snowden using its service, the secure email provider Lavabit is back with a new platform designed to provide better privacy protection - users can select from "trustful," "cautious" or "paranoid" modes - by encrypting both email content and metadata.
A group that hacked the Democratic National Committee - believed to be operating from Russia - has resumed its spear-phishing attacks, including fake emails bearing the names of Harvard University and the Clinton Foundation.