Email Security News, Articles and Updates
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus may have tossed down a gauntlet to hackers when he declared that his organization's data is safe and he does not expect to be hacked.
The cybergang behind the Patchwork, aka Dropping Elephant, cyberespionage campaign has expanded its reach outside of government organizations and is now hitting the private sector.
In the UK, 41 percent of online daters have been spammed or scammed when using online dating services.
Researchers from F-Secure reported a massive spike in spam delivering the Locky cryptoransomware with 120,000 spam emails going out per hour on June 12.
Your next scam du jour: targeted stings and swindles based on impersonating key personnel are hitting as many as 400 companies a day.
Viewers illegally downloading Game of Thrones are being visited by dragons of a 21st century variety: phony notices of violation.
An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.
A cyberscam has been unfolding in the wake of the Brexit vote.
A new phishing campaign, purportedly from a family foundation, offers "randomly selected" individuals 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) - if they provide personal details.
A newly discovered ransomware named Bart doesn't need to connect with a command-and-control server in order to encrypt victims' files, meaning even the strongest corporate firewalls may be unable to stop Bart from rendering a PC ineffective.
Updated: Millions of Microsoft Office 365 users were potentially exposed to a massive zero-day Cerber ransomware attack last week.
German and Austrian computer users are being targeted with a new malware campaign.
When faced with a situation where a firm's critical data has been locked up by a ransomware attack and irretrievable by backup, close to half of the companies surveyed by KnowBe4 for its latest ransomware survey said they would pay the ransom to get their systems back online.
Following the shuttering of the Necurs botnet, security researchers noticed a subsequent drop in Angler exploit kits and other malware campaigns.
TeamViewer continues to assert that poor password management is the chief cause behind a spate of user account hijackings, but a new alert from Trend Micro suggests that a malware campaign could be another piece to the puzzle.
The outdoor and motorsports-centric website aggregator VerticalScope was hacked according to an industry watchdog with about 45 million records from more than 1,100 websites being taken and posted to the internet.
Users of PayPal are being targeted in a new phishing scheme that steals their credentials.
A vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to hijack incoming emails from Verizon users' inboxes without their knowledge was detected and, a month later, patched.
All it takes is one of three words and impersonating the correct executive to pull off a successful Business Email Compromise attack, according to a new Trend Micro report.
Researchers at ESET have discovered that an under-the-radar ransomware known as Crysis has been silently and quickly gaining momentum, and is currently even more prevalent than Locky.
Speaking to SCMagazineUK.com, Lior Kohavi, CTO at Cyren, revealed a phishing site that aims to steal credentials from Bitcoin blockchain users.
Guilty pleas were entered by two men for a range of computer fraud charge said to have netted $2 million in ill-gotten gains.
This is going to be a bit different from my usual blog postings but I think the time is good for this discussion for several reasons. First, the notion of constructive and responsible disclosure of bugs is a clear issue for threat hunters.
When it comes to finding a scapegoat after a company falls victim to a spearphishing scam, pointing toward the human being in the room typically isn't unjustified or unfair.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a Public Service Announcement regarding the growing number of individuals who have been filing reports with the center.
The U.S. Department of State is asking a U.S. District Court to deny a FOIA request by the Republican National Committee for emails from Hillary Clinton.
The computer network of the Pinal County Attorney's Office in Arizona has been hit with CryptoLocker, effectively shutting down part of the agency's system.
A new and more dangerous version of the Dridex banking malware is being used in a new campaign targeting financial institutions, primarily in the United States.
A new study has come to light in which 52 percent of surveyed consumers said they would prefer a more modernized method of user authentication, such as biometrics, over traditional username and password mechanisms.
SC Magazine Articles
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach
- X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks
- Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace
- Wi-Fi warning! Study finds U.S. unaware of public Wi-fi risks