Displaying items by tag: Email fraud

The top universities in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, subjecting students, staff and stakeholders to higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks, according to new research by security firm Proofpoint.

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Australia’s online retailers are susceptible to cybercriminals spoofing their brand identity and increasing the risk of email fraud for customers, according to a new report.

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Symantec Email Fraud Protection is designed to help organisations automatically prevent fraudulent emails from being delivered.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:07

Healthcare comes under sustained email fraud attack

Healthcare organisations were targeted in 96 email fraud attacks on average in the fourth quarter of 2018 – a 473% jump from the first quarter of 2017, according to a new global cyber security report.

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Email fraud attacks continue to grow dramatically, with the number of attacks against targeted companies increasing 226% between Q3 2018 and Q4 2018, and a whopping 476% when comparing Q4 2017 and Q4 2018, according to a new global security threat report.

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Email-based fraud attacks dominate potential online security threats and Australian businesses are targets but generally unprepared to defend against the likely attacks, according to a new report.

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A survey of 2250 businesses in five countries, including Australia, claims to have found pervasive evidence of email fraud — defined as business email compromise — that is disruptive and catching businesses off-guard.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:27

Phishing scam hits Netflix

Netflix has been hit by a new zero-day phishing scam using fake Netflix branding, with security firm MailGuard warning that the popular global video streaming service has become a favourite vehicle for email fraudsters.

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There has been an unprecedented level of new cyber crime attacks worldwide in 2017 — both in number and intensity — and next year is expected to be even worse, according to global security firm MailGuard.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:21

Business email compromise on the rise: report

The number and and variety of email fraud, otherwise known as business email compromise, is on the rise, according to a report from security company Proofpoint, which looked at incidents in the third quarter of 2017.

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