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Microsoft 365 Vulnerabilities Your Healthcare Business Should Consider

By Brad Wyro posted in email, Email Best Practices, email gateway, Email Security, phishing, e-sign, email security, spam filter, healthcare, health care

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cloud services across all industries, but particularly for healthcare providers. If your healthcare organization is considering moving your email from on-premise servers to the cloud, you must do your due diligence around significant security drawbacks that may overshadow the perceived benefits.

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Phishing Email Targets Healthcare to Get Past Microsoft Security

By Brad Wyro posted in email, Email Best Practices, email gateway, Email Security, phishing, e-sign, email security, spam filter, healthcare, health care

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon for bad actors across the digital landscape. In July, for instance, authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Canada all issued warnings about serious cyberattacks against healthcare organizations and others involved in the coronavirus response. The purpose of these attacks? Theft of intellectual property during the race to develop a vaccine. The tool of choice? Spear-phishing email attacks.

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Business Email Compromise Scams are Reminder to Educate Healthcare Users

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

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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 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 Scams - 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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