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Phishing Email Posing as U.S. Dept of Treasury Spreads Malware

By Brad Wyro posted in malware, phishing

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This week, we learned of a new round of malware being distributed via phishing emails claiming to be from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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The Coronavirus pandemic comes with a spike in online email scams, and changes to how we work

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Best Practices, security, spear phishing, spoofing, phishing, email security

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Stories of the COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid global spread have paved the way for threat actors to unleash the most widely-used cyber threat in recent memory.

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New PayPal Phishing Scam Goes After Your Social Security Number and Photos

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, phishing

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This week, we learned of a new phishing campaign targeting PayPal users in an attempt to extract as much personal data as possible.

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Business Email Compromise Discussed on NPR’s Morning Edition

By Brad Wyro posted in BEC, Email Security, News, security, spear phishing, phishing, best practices

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business email compromiseEarlier this week, I heard an interesting interview on NPR’s Morning Edition with a recent victim of Business Email Compromise (BEC), a growing threat that uses social engineering to exploit human nature in order to divert massive amounts of money to cybercriminals.

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Recent Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams are Reminder to Educate Users

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, spear phishing, spoofing, phishing, email security

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Online scams are nothing new. But as email has evolved and improved, so have scammers and the messages they send. Nefarious emails, attachments and links now appear sophisticated and look legitimate, sometimes tricking even the most meticulous user.

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Phishing Email Uses Google Drive to Get Past Microsoft Security

By Brad Wyro posted in BEC, Business Email Compromise, Email Security, spear phishing, phishing, email security, spam filter

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This week, Threatpost reported on a new spear-phishing attack that uses email sent via Google Drive claiming to be the CEO of the targeted company sharing important information with the recipients.  The email came from Google Drive, but the sender address didn't match the company's standard naming convention for email addresses.

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Not Today, Scammer! Today's Phishing Attempt

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, security, spam, phishing

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A brief glance through my Spam folder in MDaemon Webmail today reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Because businesses have already lost millions of dollars to these scams and continue to fall victim every day, it bears repeating that, while spam filters and secure email gateways continue to improve, no solution is 100% fool-proof.

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10 Tips to Identify a Phishing Email

By Brad Wyro posted in antispam, Email How To, Email Security, malware, security, anti-spam, spear phishing, phishing, best practices, email security

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Don’t Risk Losing your Life Savings to Scammers. Follow these 10 Tips to Identify a Phishing Email.

Whether you run a Fortune-500 organization or a small boutique, by now you should be aware of the threats posed by cyber criminals to trick you into clicking a link, downloading an attachment, or parting ways with your money.

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Another day, another attempt to scam me - but I know a phishing attempt when I see one!

By Brad Wyro posted in BEC, CEO Fraud, Email Security, security, spam, phishing, email security

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Avoid phishing scamsIt's just a fact of life: If there's email, there will always be spam. Now, how much spam you have to deal with will depend on how good your spam filtering solution is. Here at MDaemon Technologies, we use our own products - MDaemon and Security Gateway, to filter out spam, malware, phishing attempts, and all of the other junk that often floods inboxes of users whose email server or hosted service isn't as effective.

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