Bumble launches AI tool Deception Detector to counter fake profiles
Bumble Inc. unveils AI-powered Deception Detector to combat fake profiles and scams, resulting in a 45% drop in user reports of false accounts in two months.
Google takes drastic measures to combat Gmail spam: What it means for businesses & consumers
Google announces new measures to reduce spam in Gmail, requiring bulk email senders to authenticate emails and offer easy unsubscription, starting in 2024.
Malspam attacks up, new sectors targeted – report
VIPRE Security Group reveals that phishing emails with malicious links increased by 30% in Q2 2023, with IT firms becoming the most targeted sector.
Barracuda reveals three new phishing tactics used in January
The three new phishing tactics for security breaches include the misuse of web translation, image-only emails, and the insertion of special characters.
67% rise in fraud losses in the UK in 2022, says money.co.uk
The personal finance experts at money.co.uk, in their 2022 Fraud Report, have revealed the average monthly losses to fraudsters in 2022 to be over £333 million.
Spammers phishing tourists with travel-themed lures - Bitdefender
Spammers are phishing eager holidaymakers with travel, themed lures, according to new research from Bitdefender Antispam Lab.
Bitdefender urges caution when dealing with holiday spam
Bitdefender Labs is warning people to be aware during the festive season due to a significant increase in spam scams.
Check Point reveals malware impacting 7% of all organisations
This month saw keylogger AgentTesla take first place as the most widespread malware, impacting 7% of organisations worldwide.
How SSS Shared Managed Detection & Response Service helps secure Gisborne District Council
Gisborne District Council looked to SSS IT Security Specialists for a solution capable of improving its protective posture.
Snake Keylogger credential stealer slithers back on the radar of ANZ businesses
Snake Keylogger has re-emerged on the threat landscape with a brand new malspam campaign targeting IT decision-makers.
APAC accounts for 1/4 of global malicious emails in 2022
There are three main factors which cause the bulk of spam emails targeting APAC: population, high adoption of e-services, and pandemic lockdowns.
Productivity wasted as employees sort out spam emails
Employees who receive 30-60 external emails per day could be wasting 11 hours every year looking through and identifying spam messages.
Investigation: The NZ Govt is weakening its grip on nuisance spam
Spam enforcement in New Zealand has decreased significantly, prompting calls for a review of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act (UEMA).
New Mastercard research focuses on safer shopping and spending habits
NZ consumers shift towards spending on experiences after lockdown, with the average Kiwi saving $3,000, says Mastercard research.
600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Sophos presents a 20-year retrospective of cyber-threats, from the Worm Era to the Monetisation Era and the current Ransomware Era.
Security training and tech: Empowering staff in a hybrid work environment
As employees travel back and forth between home and the workplace, are they walking through the door with cyber threats sitting on their devices?.
Trend Micro: COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise
Malware and spam related to COVID-19 are increasing globally, with the US identified as the top location, according to Trend Micro.
Number of spam emails drops, still accounts for 55% of traffic
Significantly, spam messages account for more than half of 295 billion in 2019, making 55% of global email traffic in this year, the company states.
Bin 'em: Those bomb threat emails are complete hoaxes
A worldwide spate of spam emails claiming there is a bomb in the recipient’s building is almost certainly a hoax.
Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.
Something old, nothing new: Cybercrims still rely on spam
The probability of a recipient opening an email increases 12% if the email claims to come from a known individual.
Singapore's PDPC vows to crack down on telemarketing and spam
Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is vowing to better protect consumers from spam and telemarketing messages.
New study shows email security systems not up to scratch as malicious emails pour in
Incumbent email security systems are missing thousands of malware-containing emails, putting users at risk, says Mimecast survey.