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Healthcare email fraud: Attack attempts jump 473% over two years

Proofpoint found that healthcare organisations were targeted in 96 email fraud attacks on average in Q4 2018 – a 473 percent jump from Q1 2017. More than half of these

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Phishing has become the root of most cyber-evil

Phishing has become the top cause of data breaches. But with employee education and the right tools, such breaches can be prevented.Companies spend a huge amount of time and billions

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Email authentication use growing steadily in every industry sector

U.S. federal government agencies and many major enterprises have made significant strides to thwart the spread of fake emails, a major cybersecurity attack vector. But many organizations remain susceptible because they’re

Identity Theft

Email Attacks Increasingly Using Compromised Accounts

Hackers are realising that it’s easier to defraud someone if you’re using a legitimate email address, rather than creating one yourself. With that in mind, they’re increasingly using compromised emails

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Two-Factor Authentication Might Not Keep You Safe

The online security “best practice” is still vulnerable to phishing attacks. Here’s how two-factor authentication is supposed to work: You log in to your bank account or email inbox, and

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What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical

BYOD/Big Data Hardware/Network

Security in an IoT World: Your Big Data Problem is Getting Bigger

It’s that time of year for prediction articles and the number has become almost overwhelming. This year, one of the trending topics I’ve noticed is the growth in Internet of

Identity Theft

Breach — How To Find Out If Your Password Has Been Stolen

Yesterday, it emerged that a set of over 2.7 billion email addresses and passwords had been posted to a hacking forum for anyone to see in a mega-breach dubbed Collection #1. The

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Email security predictions: What we can expect in 2019

2018 shed a lot of light on how expensive successful phishing attacks can be, with the FBI reporting in July well over $12B in financial losses due to business email compromise and

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Phishing Template Uses Fake Fonts

A unique phishing template using fake fonts to evade detection and to better steal user credentials for a major US bank has been discovered, according to new research from Proofpoint. Researchers identified what they