Google Study: Handcrafted E-mail Spoofs VERY Effective

We all hear about the automated attacks where cyber-criminals try to fool us into responding to an e-mail that leads us to giving up sensitive information about ourselves. They are sent to millions of people and are usually easily detected because of their generality. Google just released a study that speaks about criminals that take […]

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U.S. Cybercrime Survey Lists Phishing in Top Incidents List

A just published report called “US cybercrime: Rising risks, reduced readiness” summarizes the findings from the 12th annual U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey sponsored by PwC, CSO magazine, the CERT division of Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Melon University and  the United States Secret Service.   Some key findings that caught my eye were: 1. […]

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Data Breaches Reach Nearly Half of All Financial Accounts

The article below was reprinted from here. Note the need for tools that detect fraud as early as possible. This starts with preventing spoofing and phishing.   Report: Data Breaches Reach Nearly Half of All Financial Accounts By pymnts @pymnts What’s Next In Payments® 3:00 AM EDT March 27th, 2014 Financial institutions have been substantially […]

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2014 Global Threat Intelligence Report Now Out

The new NTT Group Global Threat Intelligence Report has just been published with some very interesting statistics and good recommendations for organizations to renovate their security in light of the ever growing threat from malware, botnets, web application attacks etc. Although it does not directly report on e-mail security it highlights the need to stop […]

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