90% of #world’s #Gmail accounts ‘#vulnerable to #hackers

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Despite the growth of sophisticated cyber threats globally, Google has said that less than 10 per cent of active Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication making the remaining 90 per cent more vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to Google engineers, compromised passwords are the top way hackers gain access to…


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Abedin Forwarded #State #Passwords To #Yahoo Before It Was #Hacked By #Foreign Agents

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Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former…


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A new #Facebook #security feature reveals #fraudulent #Facebook-like #mails

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A new Facebook security feature protects users from identity theft, the tech giant is taking note of every email it has “recently” sent to its users. Facebook has rolled out a new security feature to protect users from identity theft, the tech giant is taking note of every email it has…


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Taking #Facebook #Quizzes Could Put You at #Risk for #Identity Theft

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From phishing schemes to a thief pilfering your passport, there are plenty of ways to fall victim to identity theft. And now, participating in Facebook quizzes is one of them. As ABC News reports, the seemingly harmless surveys that populate your feed could wind up providing unscrupulous hackers with the answers to your…


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Swiss woman #fined for #hacking her #unfaithful husband’s #emails

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A Swiss woman has had her conviction upheld for reading her husband’s emails, in which she discovered details of various extramarital affairs. The woman, who was not named in local Swiss media reports, was charged with unauthorised intrusion into her husband’s data after temptation got the better of her to…


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Phishing #Heads To The #Cloud

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Phishing emails are often used by hackers to gain access to private information. Fortunately, in recent years, organizations and the general public have become more informed about the threat of phishing and how to identify these suspicious emails. Because of this, hackers have refined their techniques and are now launching…


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Thwarting the #tricksters out to get your #money

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Phishing emails remain the main weapon used by hackers trying to steal valuable information and cash, but there are ways of protecting your business Think of social engineering, in the context of information security, and you probably conjure up an image of Nigerian scammers promising millions in return for bank…


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Report #Alleges #North Korean #Hacking Group’s #Involvement in #Phishing #scam

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According to a report by the US cybersecurity firm SecureWorks released on December 15, 2017, Lazarus, the North Korean hacking group, may be plotting to launch a widespread attack targeting top personalities in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At this time, it appears as if the payload will be delivered through authentic-looking emails loaded…


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Email Has Been #Weaponized by #Hackers, Results Can Be #Deadly

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Nearly all of the top million most popular domains are inadequately protected from “weaponized” email impersonation by hackers, formerly known as spear phishing, according to a new study released today by San Francisco-based email authentication service provider ValiMail. One out of every five emails today appears to come from a…


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Google: Our #hunt for #hackers reveals #phishing is far #deadlier than #data #breaches

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Google has released the results of a year-long investigation into Gmail account hijacking, which finds that phishing is far riskier for users than data breaches, because of the additional information phishers collect. Hardly a week goes by without a new data breach being discovered, exposing victims to account hijacking if…


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Kremlin Tried To #Hack At Least 4,700 #Email Accounts Before The #Election

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An extensive, Russian-backed hacking operation targeted the email accounts of thousands of perceived Kremlin adversaries in 2015 and 2016, an Associated Press investigation has learned. The effort, broadly referred to as “Iron Twilight” by security researchers, sought to compromise 4,700 Gmail accounts worldwide, belonging to everyone from high-profile U.S. politicians ―…


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Hackers Take Over #Funeral Home’s #Email Account and Run #Online Scams

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Hackers have taken over the email account of a Louisiana funeral home and are sending email scams to the company’s customers, asking for money. The hack took place on late Wednesday when employees of Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe, Louisiana lost access to the company’s Yahoo account, used as…


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Ethereum #heist: New #phishing scam sees #hackers rake in over $15,000 in just two hours

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A new Ethereum phishing campaign, targeting users of the online Ethereum wallet website Myethereumwallet.com, has been uncovered. The scam saw hackers make away with over $15,000 (£11,308) in just two hours. According to security researcher Wesley Neelen, who identified the campaign when he received a phishing email from the cybercriminals,…


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Foreign Hacking Group #Targets #Cybersecurity Conference #Attendees With #Phishing Campaign

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Cisco‘s Talos threat intelligence team has discovered a malicious campaign by a suspected Russian hacking group that targeted prospective attendees of a cyber conflict and security conference to be held in the U.S. from Nov. 7 to 8. Researchers from Cisco Talos said in a blog post published Sunday that the hacking group known…


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DUTCH #PARLIAMENT’S #EMAIL ADDRESSES #VULNERABLE TO #HACKERS

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The email systems of the Tweede Kamer – the lower house of Dutch parliament – are not well protected, which means that third parties can relatively easily send emails posing as parliamentarians, Follow the Money reported based on its own research. Follow the Money proved this by sending emails under…


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Police: #Email With #’Racist Remarks’ Sent To #Students, Staff At #Wilcox Technical High School

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An email containing “racist remarks” was sent from a Wilcox Technical High School staff member’s account to other staff members and students Monday afternoon, state police said. Police said the staff member’s account appeared to have been hacked about 2:17 p.m. “An email was sent to school staff and students…


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Scammers are #conning homebuyers out of their down #payment

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Scammers are going after homebuyers’ down payments in a growing version of “email access compromise.” Because it’s the consumer authorizing the wire transfer, the usual protections don’t apply. Experts say don’t trust emailed closing instructions. Call a number you know to be correct to confirm. $52,660.57. It’s a number Shannyn…


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Implementing #DMARC: why #email security should be the No. 1 #priority

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Cyberattacks are a dime a dozen these days, with a new phishing or malware scam making headlines almost every week. The frequency at which these attacks are occurring is alarming to say the least, particularly when some of the seemingly most secure institutions in the world (like the White House,…


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CYBERSECURITY IN THE #TIME OF #PHISHING

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For local businessman Aaron Warner, cybersecurity threats can’t be defeated unless they are faced head-on. “Cybersecurity is about layers, so there’s no silver bullet,” he said. “There’s not any one solution — taking that approach would be like putting up a gate that you can drive around.” Warner is the…


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Hackers Are Breaking Into Facebook Accounts Through A New Phishing Scam That Bypasses Security

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There are plenty of ways to get into your Facebook account when you’ve locked yourself out, but only one lets you do so when you’ve forgotten both your password and security question and don’t have access to your registered email. That’s Facebook’s ‘Trusted Contacts’ feature. Which lets you designate a…


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