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Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
Barracuda Networks found that 30% of respondents had fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with almost three quarters revealing the attacks had originated from email.
25% of malicious emails still make it through to recipients
Popular email security programmes may fail to detect as much as 25% of all emails with malicious or dangerous attachments, a study from Mimecast says.
Opinion: Weighing up the email security threat in EMEA
Barracuda's SVP shares some startling new research - 80% of EMEA organisations faced an email attack last year, while 73% believe they're increasing.
Cybercriminals taking over email accounts and scamming contacts
A new study from Barracuda has revealed an increasingly popular method of cybercrime - steal email credentials then steal money from colleagues.
Unwanted cybercrime awards: Russia tops ‘dark web medals’ table
RepKnight published an 'alternative olympics' medal table that details the countries that feature most heavily on the dark web - infographic included.
Email: The often ignored factor in strong cybersecurity
A customer-facing organisation will receive hundreds, if not thousands of emails every day, each one containing personal identifiers.
Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.
Global Cyber Alliance welcomes first Australasian partner
The Australasian region now has its first partner in the Global Cyber Alliance – New Zealand firm SAM for Compliance.
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.