Email Security

Experts discover phishing campaign leveraging .gov TLD loophole

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Researchers have picked up on a new spam campaign that sends victims phishing messages from a .gov account that thwarts email validation systems.

Clinton emails uncrypted for 3 months, AP sues State for access

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Hillary Clinton's emails went unencrypted for the first three months she was secretary of state but have been encrypted since.

Hillary Clinton says private email system was not breached

Hillary Clinton says private email system was not breached

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Clinton said that the private email system she used during her tenure as Secretary of State was "effective and secure."

Clinton's use of private email spawns security, transparency debate

Clinton's use of private email spawns security, transparency debate

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Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state.

Hillary Clinton used personal email for State business

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is catching flak for exclusively using her personal email account to do business for the four years she was at the State Department.

Researchers observe spike in tax return phishing schemes

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Spoofed emails claiming to be from the IRS and TurboTax are on the rise with attackers aiming to swipe personal information to ultimately steal tax refunds.

Phishing scam uses LinkedIn 'security update' to steal credentials

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Symantec warns of a phishing campaign that fools victims with fake emails from LinkedIn Support.

Secure your email not just your email account

Secure your email not just your email account

Email security is a problem that continues to pop up in the news every two weeks and something needs to change.

New report sheds light on National Research Council breach

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The organization alerted partner companies of a breach that took place in July, in which attackers attempted to glean sensitive information.

Cybercriminals leverage new tactic to spread Dyre malware

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Users who are duped and open up an attachment that claims to be a voice message become infected with the info-stealing malware.

Asprox spammers use timely, but malicious, emails to trick holiday shoppers

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Phishing emails are made to look like order confirmations from major retailers, like Best Buy, Target and Walmart, security firm Malcovery warns.

Phishing campaign spoofs emails from Costco, Home Depot

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The latest ruse leverages the uptick in holiday shopping in order to lure victims into giving up personal information.

Cousin of Bugat trojan, 'Dridex,' spreads using macros

Cousin of Bugat trojan, 'Dridex,' spreads using macros

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Trend Micro detailed the variant and attackers' delivery techniques.

Researchers notice uptick in 'Poweliks' trojan infections

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The increase could be attributed to a recently discovered spam campaign that involves phony emails claiming to be from the Canadian Post or USPS.

Compromised .edu domain used to spread Zeus-laden emails

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Researchers at PhishMe warned of the campaign that uses purported payment confirmations to fool victims.

Latest Ebola-themed phish leverages unpatched Windows bug

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The bug, CVE-2014-6352, has a temporary solution, but still no permanent fix from Microsoft.

Cybercriminals continue to piggyback on Ebola news

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Email samples discovered by researchers at Trustwave reveal how attackers are infecting users with the DarkComet Remote Access Trojan.

N.M. man, who intercepted governor's emails, sentenced to nine months

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Jaime Estrada was sentenced to nine months in prison and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

Google to warn users if hackers are state sponsored

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Google announced Tuesday that it will begin warning Gmail users if they are being targeted by state-sponsored attacks in hopes that they can take "immediate steps" to secure their accounts.

2012 Olympics malware already circulating

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Researchers at security firm F-Secure said this week they have spotted a malicious PDF making the rounds that opens a legitimate copy of the Games' schedule, but in the background it tries to connect to a malicious website.

Flight check-in emails lead to Zeus infection

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Cyber criminals have cloaked spam to resemble US Airways check-in emails in phishing attempts that lead to Zeus trojan infections.

Trustwave buys M86 to bolster research, managed offerings

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Trustwave, a cloud-based compliance and information security solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it will acquire M86 Security, a web security solutions and anti-malware provider.

Yahoo deploys two-factor authentication for email

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The feature, which is currently available for users in the U.S. Canada, India, and the Philippines, requires a second form of verification beyond a password for any "suspicious" login attempt.

Fake FBI scam email making the rounds

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A message purportedly sent from the FBI Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division is making its way to inboxes, threatening recipients that they will be arrested if they do not reply back.

Most spam subject lines contain fake order, ticket numbers

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Most spam messages sent in recent days have been delivered with subject lines containing fake order or ticket numbers, delivery invoices, payment notices or tax information, according to researchers from security firm Websense.

User discovers phished Hotmail, MSN credentials

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A Reddit user with the handle "Roddds" found the credentials of 47,000 webmail users after investigating a phishing message.

ACH debit transfer emails leading to malware

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Attackers have been circulating a trojan via email messages with subjects such as "ACH payroll payment was not accepted by Central Trust and Savings Bank."

Man charged with hacking Hoboken, N.J. mayor's email

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Patrick Ricciardi, 45, allegedly abused his access as an information systems specialist to spy on official emails meant for Hoboken, N.J. Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Best Email Content Management & Best Email Security

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Accused Scarlett Johansson hacker claims innocence

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A Florida man pleaded innocent Tuesday to hacking into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and dozens of other celebrities to steal photos, emails and other documents.

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