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Email
Spamhaus teams up with Validity to fight malicious emails
August 2021
"IP and domain reputation data contains fingerprints of malicious behaviour. Therefore, it is vital to expand the breadth of data shared, analysed, and utilised globally."
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Cybersecurity
DDoS campaigns, BEC scams & Emotet: CERT NZ reports top security threats
November 2020
It has been yet another tumultuous quarter for New Zealanders and their wallets, with almost $6.4 million in reported financial losses due to cybersecurity incidents.
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Phishing
Five ways to ensure cyber-criminals don’t damage your business over Christmas break
December 2019
The Christmas period creates a series of opportunities for threat actors to compromise business owners and steal credentials and data for illicit use, Watchguard finds.
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Check Point Software
Check Point researchers uncover how to steal $1 million by email
December 2019
A series of spoofed emails enabled a Hong Kong-based hacker to make off with a million dollars.
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Email Security
Barracuda announces general availability of forensics and incident response offering
October 2019
The standalone solution gives customers and service providers the ability to increase email security with automated incident response and threat insights.
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Phishing
Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
August 2019
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
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Email Security
Native email security systems inadequate – Mimecast
June 2019
In the report, 85% of the 1,025 global respondents experienced an impersonation attack in 2018.
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Email Security
Forrester names Proofpoint leader in enterprise email security
June 2019
Email remains the preferred attack vector for cybercriminal activity, from low-level cybercriminals to nation states.
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Email Security
Forrester names Trend Micro Leader in email security
May 2019
TrendMicro earned the highest score for technology leadership, deployment options and cloud integration.
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Cybersecurity
Email attacks targeting financial services up 60% - Proofpoint
May 2019
These attacks are socially engineered to target specific people within financial services organisations who can execute requests on the attacker’s behalf.
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Phishing
Built-in email security measures inadequate - Trend Micro
March 2019
The Cloud App Security report details how escalating email threat levels are exposing organisations to an increased risk of fraud, spying, information theft, and spoofing.
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IT in Healthcare
Massive jump in email fraud targeting healthcare - Proofpoint
February 2019
The report analyses more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries in both 2017 and 2018 to identify email fraud attack trends.
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Email Security
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
February 2019
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
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Email Security
Phishing emails only going to get smarter, warns security firm
January 2019
Phishing emails typically mimic the look and feel of an email written by someone in authority, such as a bank, or even a colleague.
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Mobile Security
Scamwatch issues urgent warning about BEC scams
November 2018
Scamwatch is warning Australian businesses to take an urgent look at how they deal with accounts and invoices.
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Email Security
Exclusive: Over half of ASX companies at risk of email fraud
August 2018
Businesses can be more susceptible to phishing attacks and business email compromises (BEC) than they realise.