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News Corp's email bungle a harsh lesson in data privacy
News Corp claims the bungle was due to ‘human error’, demonstrating just how damaging those errors can be – especially at a time when its employees are already facing the prospect of losing their jobs.
04 Dec 18
Phishing scams – a deep dive into this year’s cyber attack trends
There’s no doubt email is the number one vector used to initiate attacks on organisations, and of those email attacks, phishing is king.
16 Jul 18
Vodafone closes email service – urges customers to set up free FWD system
Vodafone NZ's email service is closing for good at the end of this month and the telco is urging its customers to set up an auto-forwarding service.
21 Nov 17
Singapore IT professionals alarmed at potential for email-based cyber attacks
Email-based cyber attacks are of major concern to Singapore IT professionals, even despite increasing technology investments.
31 Oct 17
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
27 Oct 17
Kiwontech launches AI-based email security platform in Japan
South Korean email security provider Kiwontech will expand sales of its AI email security platform to Japan in partnership with Taiyo Tsushin Kogyo.
12 Sep 17
Vodafone shuts down 20-year-old Paradise and Clear email platforms
For customers who are keen to still receive the emails sent to their old account, Vodafone will offer a free auto forwarding service.
08 Sep 17
Hackers speak: Privileged accounts best way to steal data
From the mouths of the hackers themselves, organisations’ privileged accounts are the most attractive targets for gaining access to critical data.
25 Aug 17
It's possible for cyber attackers to change what's in your emails
A newly-discovered exploit called ROPEMAKER allows an attacker to remotely change the content of any email post-delivery.
24 Aug 17
Fake blackmail campaign hits Aussie inboxes
Stay Smart Online has issued a warning to Australians about a spam scare campaign currently hitting inboxes.
17 Aug 17
Internet Solutions scoops two awards at Mimecast South Africa Partner Awards
“Internet Solutions has once again excelled at helping its customers tackle evolving email threats like ransomware and impersonation fraud in email."
08 Aug 17
Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes
There is a continuous challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files type, impersonation attacks as well as spam.
28 Jul 17
Scammers hijack MYOB brand in malicious email scams
MYOB users are being warned to watch out for a malware phishing scam targeting inboxes this week.
21 Jun 17
SMX rolls out email security for Office 365, Gmail & third party integration
"SMX has been receiving a growing volume of enquiries from Microsoft Office 365 customers looking to upgrade their email threat protection."
20 Jun 17
SonicWall CEO says it's an 'exciting time' as security reaches new heights
It has been seven months since SonicWall split from Dell. CEO Bill Conner says it's an exciting time for the company: Here's what it has been up to.
19 Jun 17
Because you’re ‘oh so time-poor’, Gmail launches AI-powered Smart Reply
When you’re emailing on the go, it can be cumbersome & time-consuming to reply to all or even some of them - which is what Smart Reply is here to fix.
13 Jun 17
Impersonation attacks rise 400% as email security struggles to keep up
"If a CISO isn’t reviewing its email security solution on a 12-18 month basis, they may be surprised at what threats are getting into inboxes."
12 Jun 17
Spark’s Xtra email completes transition from Yahoo to NZ-based provider
Spark and SMX now have over 800,000 Xtra email accounts up and running on the new email platform.
11 May 17
What makes the Cerber ransomware so agile?
The Cerber ransomware has been one of the most nimble, varied and dominant malware strains on the market — almost neck-and-neck with Locky.
09 May 17
Internet users still trust big email providers - despite major breaches
Internet users still trust global email providers like Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook but don’t know quite as much about privacy-focused services.
09 May 17
Criminals on a mission of ambition and disruption, says Symantec
Ransomware attackers are increasing their ransoms; more emails are containing malicious links; and disruption is the word of the day.
01 May 17
Dridex email campaign hits Australia: Patch your MS Office software now
Proofpoint issues critical alert to Microsoft Office users to patch their software after Dridex email malware hits Australia.
12 Apr 17
Dridex banking trojan targets Australian organisations
Proofpoint has detected a massive spike in Dridex banking trojans that are targeting Australian organisations.
11 Apr 17
Fake eWAY invoice contains malicious macro attachments
MailGuard has detected a new email malware scam that masquerades as an Australian online payments company.
10 Apr 17