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VIPRE report predicts 276% rise in malware in 2024
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VIPRE's annual email threat landscape study reveals a 276% rise in malware, with financial services the most targeted sector.
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AI advancements being exploited for email cyberattacks
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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Cybercriminals are capitalising on the advancements in generative AI technology to conduct sophisticated email cyberattacks, says CISO of Abnormal Security.
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Hornetsecurity analysis reveals surge in email threats
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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email security
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Hornetsecurity's 2024 report shows a 144% surge in malicious web links in emails, with phishing remaining the top email threat.
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McAfee turns the tables on cyber crims with new launch
Fri, 29th Sep 2023
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data protection
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phishing
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email security
McAfee has launched AI-powered Scam Protection to combat cyber criminals using AI technology to deceive people out of thousands of pounds.
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Singapore recorded as a prime target for cybercriminals
Mon, 24th Jul 2023
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email security
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cybersecurity
Kaspersky’s latest statistics for Southeast Asia reveal that 43,445,502 phishing attempts were successfully blocked by Kaspersky Solutions in 2022.
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Email revealed to be riskiest channel for data loss
Wed, 25th May 2022
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email security
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More than half (60%) of organisations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months.
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Red Sift releases a new AI product to quickly resolve phishing attacks
Fri, 21st Jan 2022
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Cybersecurity company Red Sift has launched a new product to help security experts reduce the amount of time spent investigating malicious emails.
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The network effect and the search for resilient email security
Tue, 28th Sep 2021
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email security
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Not only is email everywhere, but it is ‘built-in’ to our lives as a required mode of communication for too many activities to name.
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New phishing simulator helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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DeltaNet International has released its Phishing Simulator tool, designed to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness.
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Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
Mon, 28th Jun 2021
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phishing
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email security
Phishing emails pretending to be from LinkedIn have been intercepted, aiming to steal personal details, says MailGuard.
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Check Point Research warns of a surge in malicious activity around Amazon Prime Day
Fri, 18th Jun 2021
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email security
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Surge in cybercrime ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2021 as almost 80% of domains with the word Amazon are potentially dangerous, warns Check Point Research.
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Research finds malware will sit for around 83 hours in an employees inbox before being noticed
Thu, 3rd Jun 2021
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Malicious emails go unnoticed in employees' inboxes for an average of 83 hours, according to research by Barracuda.
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UK university targeted by one million malicious email attacks
Thu, 12th Nov 2020
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The Open University in London has faced over 1.1 million malicious email attacks since January, with all messages being blocked by the university's servers.
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Check Point uncovers five year cyber espionage campaign
Fri, 8th May 2020
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email security
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government
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Naikon’s primary method is exploit the trust and diplomatic relations between departments and governments to increase the chances of its attack succeeding.
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Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Fri, 26th Jul 2019
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cloud security
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Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.
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Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
Thu, 23rd May 2019
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Cyber 'first responders' reveal top threats and urge firms to strengthen email defenses and patch systems.
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Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
Fri, 26th Apr 2019
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Study reveals 281bn daily emails in 2018; email threats surge.
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25% of malicious emails still make it through to recipients
Wed, 12th Dec 2018
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Popular email security programmes may fail to detect as much as 25% of all emails with malicious or dangerous attachments, a study from Mimecast says.
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Weighing up the email security threat in EMEA
Tue, 12th Jun 2018
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Barracuda's SVP shares some startling new research - 80% of EMEA organisations faced an email attack last year, while 73% believe they're increasing.
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Cybercriminals taking over email accounts and scamming contacts
Fri, 4th May 2018
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A new study from Barracuda has revealed an increasingly popular method of cybercrime - steal email credentials then steal money from colleagues.
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Unwanted cybercrime awards: Russia tops ‘dark web medals’ table
Wed, 28th Feb 2018
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dark web
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RepKnight published an 'alternative olympics' medal table that details the countries that feature most heavily on the dark web - infographic included.
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Email: The often ignored factor in strong cybersecurity
Tue, 27th Feb 2018
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contact centre
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voip
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A customer-facing organisation will receive hundreds, if not thousands of emails every day, each one containing personal identifiers.
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​Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
Mon, 19th Feb 2018
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email security
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
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Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Thu, 1st Feb 2018
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Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.