Phishers breach British healthcare system
Cybercriminals hacked into the mail system of the UK's National Health Service. Breached employee accounts are used to send phishing mails.
There are signs of a scandal. The incident wasn't reported by the National Health Service (NHS). It took an independent security provider to break the news.... Read more
Zscaler observed nearly 880 million phishing attacks in 2021
Zscaler observed nearly 880 million phishing attacks in 2021. The number of attempts rose by 29 percent worldwide.
Zscaler develops a security platform for business networks and endpoints. The platform monitors more than 40 billion data transactions per day. Suspicious traffic is intercepted an... Read more
Mailchimp hacked, crypto wallets at risk
Cyber criminals have hacked email marketing platform Mailchimp. The hackers targeted user data to carry out phishing attacks on crypto wallets.
In total, the hackers stole data from 102 Mailchimp customers, the email marketing platform indicates in an email to tech site Bleeping Computer.... Read more
Cloudflare acquires Area 1 Security for 145 million euros
Cloudflare is acquiring email security specialist Area 1 Security for 145 million euros ($162 million). Cloudflare aims to further expand its security portfolio.
The acquisition provides Cloudflare with a platform that helps email programs protect against phishing and malware attacks such as ran... Read more
Microsoft provides defense against the “ice phishing” on the blockchain
As the adoption of Web3 and blockchain technologies rise, Microsoft warns the De-Fi network (world of finance) about a new cyber threat: ‘Ice Phishing.’
The rapid progress in decentralized technologies, smart contracts, blockchain, DeFi, metaverse, and Web3 has sparked a fire in the cryptogr... Read more
Google launches anti-phishing alerts in Google Drive
Google will now warn of phishing, malware and ransomware when opening files in Google Drive.
Google Drive integrates with numerous apps to open files in the cloud. Think of Google Docs for .docx's, Adobe Acrobat for .pdf's and Music Player for .mp3's. Although downloading a file has triggered a ... Read more
Hackers use Google Doc comment emails to trick security tools
Avanan, a cybersecurity company, has shown a rise in the use of Google Docs’ productivity features to sneak malicious content past spam filters and security tools. Jeremey Fuchs, from Avanan, said the company saw cyberattackers use the comment feature in Google Docs over December to attack Outloo... Read more
‘One in ten employees click on phishing links’
Employees appear to be clicking on phishing links in large numbers. Researchers from Jamf claim that one in ten employees has clicked on a malicious link in the past.
Furthermore, Jamf says the number of employees clicking on phishing links has increased by no less than 160 percent in one year.
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Research questions the effectiveness of cybersecurity awareness
Despite an estimated quarter of European employees falling victim to scams and phishing, 32 percent resort to using the same password for multiple systems.
A new research report from Iron Mountain clarifies that awareness of security risks does not necessarily equate to risk reduction. Even a vi... Read more
Cloudflare moves into email security
The company has launched two new tools to protect email accounts from targeted threats.
This week Cloudflare announced two new email safety and security offerings. The company sees the new products as a first step toward catching more targeted phishing attacks
Cloudflare users will now be ab... Read more