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Email.it data breach exposes 600,000 users Special

It has been announced that the Italian email provider Email.it has seen a data breach leading to personal information relating to more than 600,000 users is being sold on the dark web.

Marketing firm exposes 49 million unique emails Special

Israeli marketing firm, Straffic, exposed 49 million unique email addresses after a misconfiguration in their web server exposed the authentication credentials for an AWS Elasticsearch database. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass looks into the issue.

Ransomware hits U.S. gas pipeline operator Special

A ransomware attack is reported to have impacted the operations of a U.S.-based natural gas compression facility. While the attack hit one control facility, other compression facilities halted operations due to data dependencies.

Security expert on Manor ISD $2.3 million phishing email scam Special

Manor Independent School District (located close to Austin, TX) was recently struck by a phishing email scam that resulted in the loss of $2.3 million in ransom payment. Leading security expert Greg Wendt weighs in.

Billions of email addresses exposed online Special

Comparitech researchers in collaboration with security research Bob Diachenko found more than 2.7 billion email addresses in an open, unprotected online database. Looks into the issue.

New Research: Most enterprise email domains are vulnerable

The standards for Internet email have never evolved to include robust sender identity validation. As cyber-attack become more sophisticated, this places enterprises at an increased risk, according to a new report from Valimail.

State Department ratchets up Clinton email probe: report

Washington - Donald Trump's administration is amping up an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, The Washington Post reported Saturday, breathing new life into a pet issue used by the president to rail against his opponent during the 2016 elections.

Massive email data breach at Verification.io Special

Verification.io, a "big data email verification platform," has suffered a major data breach exposing some 2 billion records. This includes the personal email addresses of many individuals.

Q&A: Report on how phishing got personal Special

Q4 2018 proved to be one of the biggest influxes of phishing attacks on enterprises ever, displaying the ease with which criminals can access, acquire and execute attacks across platforms. A leading expert offers advice to businesses.

Q&A: Why are we still at risk from email hacking? Special

No one is free from hacking, including world governments. In the technological age we live in how can this still happen? Furthermore, what measures are needed to protect businesses, governments and individuals. A leading expert weighs in.

Q&A: Email signatures are a key business communication tool Special

According to Templafy email is an underutilized marketing tool. However, there are also a number of common misconceptions when it comes to email signature marketing. Christian Lund provides some business tips.

Should there be a right to disconnect from work email?

The concept of the eight hour working day has been challenged in many professions by advances in technology, particularly the expectation, or temptation, to check work emails. Is legislation needed to protect workers from undue stress?

Checking work email at night harms health

Modern technology has delivered many business benefits. It has also had the consequence of extending the working day and encouraging people to link into the workplace when off-duty. Checking email, for instance, is not good for mental health.

Q&A: Why businesses still face cyber risks Special

Vertek Research recently uncovered a leak that exposed over 43 million email addresses to a massive spamming campaign. Why are businesses still vulnerable to this type of attack and what can be done to protect them?

Why businesses need extra vigilance to combat phishing attacks

New research shows how today's email system has no mechanism to fully prevent spoofing. This means extra vigilance required on the part of businesses in order to combat growing sophistication of phishing attacks.

There's a vulnerability in common forms of email encryption

European researchers have published a report that outlines the discovery of a vulnerability in two very common forms of email encryption.

AI chatbot used to combat phishing by wasting scammers' time

A team of cybersecurity researchers has developed an AI chatbot that aims to waste scammers' time by responding to phishing emails. You can forward scam emails to the bot. A proxy email address will then start automatically replying the scammer for you.

Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium gets folded into Office 365

Microsoft has quietly announced the end of its Outlook.com Premium email service less than nine months after it launched. The subscription gave customers their own domain and an ad-free inbox. Some features are now being added to the regular Outlook.com.

Homeland Security forces federal agencies to secure their emails

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that federal agencies must improve their cybersecurity within the next 90 days. The decision, praised by the Global Cyber Appliance, will force agencies to use HTTPS and secure email accounts.

Gmail to rollout physical security option for executive users

Google will soon launch upgraded security options for better protection, according to a recent report. The company is boosting the email protections used to keep sensitive data safe. The changes target executives and politicians and include physical keys.

Avoid 'smiley' emojis in business-to-business emails

Beersheba - When sending out that business email, the use of a smiley face emoji and similar emoticons probably won't create a positive impression, according to new research.

Gmail is marking newsletters as spam — and users are annoyed

Gmail is reportedly marking email newsletters that users have subscribed to as spam. Some distributors of email campaigns have seen their open rates plummet in recent weeks. Google hasn't publicly announced any changes or acknowledged the complaints.

Yahoo Mail rolls out a completely rebuilt app with ad-free option

Yahoo has unveiled a complete overhaul of its web-based Mail application. The company has replaced the aging design with a clean and modern interface. It's also introduced the option of paying for a subscription that removes the ads from the service.

Gmail stops scanning your emails to personalise its ads

Google has announced it will stop scanning Gmail users for information used to personalise adverts. The company said it will bring the service inline with the enterprise G Suite version of Gmail. The decision has been welcomed by privacy campaigners.

Google announces new Gmail features to make email safer

Google has detailed its latest progress in its ongoing work to make email more secure. The company claimed its automated systems can now detect and filter out 99.9 percent of phishing emails. The statement comes after a recent high-profile Gmail scam.

Improving email security against cyber attacks

A new study aims to help organizations improve email filters. This is based on analysis as to why phishing scams are successful and how computer systems can be better protected.

Emails with capital letters in the headline get low responses

Want to get people to respond to an urgent email? There are different tactics, but one thing to avoid is completely capitalizing those urgent email subjects. This will probably negatively impact the fast response rates you actually want.

Gmail update lets you stream video attachments from the web

Google has announced an update to its online Gmail client that adds a small but potentially very useful feature. It's now possible to stream video attachments from the web, removing the need to download large files.

VP Pence used private email as US governor: report

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account for matters of public business as governor of Indiana, US media reported.

Microsoft's 'premium' subscription email service launches in U.S.

Microsoft has officially launched its Outlook.com Premium subscription-based email service. It offers an enhanced version of Outlook's online experience, including an ad-free inbox, improved sharing and the option of using a personalised domain.
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