Subdomain abuse has become mainstream

It was in 1742 that Thomas Gray penned a famous poem about young innocence unknowing or even uninterested in the challenges ahead in adult life. You yourself would be familiar with this poem based on its closing statement “Innocence is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.” ​Starting in mid-February of this year, a massive cyber-attack …

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Email – No longer set and forget.

Email borne threats have increased exponentially over the last decade. Our dependence on the humble email has fundamentally changed the way we do business.  The Radicati Group in their latest Email Statistics Report indicates that there are approximately 3.8 billion email users in 2018 that send close to 282 billion emails per day. From the outset of its …

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Aristotle and his contribution to preventing email domain spoofing.

Well over 2 thousand years ago, Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, defined a concept that we know and use today – that of causality typically known as “cause and effect”. In fact, he proposed that causality has 4 contributing factors or causes, that can identify the reason of anything occurring. Don’t worry – you haven’t landed …

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Simple Techniques to mitigate Business Email Compromise (BEC)

This week, another major secure email gateway provider aka anti virus provider, announced new features to deal with the growing problem of business email compromise (BEC) or email spoofing. ​ Business Email Compromise (BEC), CEO email abuse, spear phishing, whaling, email domain spoofing – these are some of the terms that are used to describe …

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Executives / CxO level targeted in CEO Email Abuse scams

Only this past week has news come out that a CEO of a large aircraft parts manufacturer for Airbus has been sacked by the board for losing €50million in a spear phishing / CEO email abuse email. News article is available here. Furthermore, the FBI reported that across a 2 year period, some 18,000 people lost …

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So what is DMARC ?

This short video presents an overview of DMARC — the technology of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance. DMARC brings new features to the world of email, and is aimed squarely at solving a problem that has plagued email from the very beginning: There isn’t a reliable way to tell if email is real or …

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The fundamental flaw in Email

The ubiquity of e-commerce and the rise of the social internet has provided criminals a tremendous financial incentive to compromise user accounts to enable the theft of passwords, bank accounts, credit cards, and more. Illegitimate use of email domains is called spoofing and due to this fundamental flaw within the architecture of email, criminals have …

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