Material Security has closed a $100 million funding round on a $1.1 billion valuation to extend its protection of sensitive content at rest beyond email. The startup will take patents for defending content in old emails and apply them to SaaS applications such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Slack.
Abnormal Security has closed a $210 million funding round on a $4 billion valuation to apply its account takeover prevention technology to areas other than email. The company wants to use its AI to protect accounts across systems and SaaS platforms and in environments such as Workday and Salesforce.
A data breach involving email marketing firm Mailchimp has affected customers of cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider Trezor, which launched an investigation after its customers received phishing emails containing their Trezor email addresses. Mailchimp says it learned of the breach on March 26.
In 2021, there were 1,862 data compromises - a 68% increase over 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's Annual Data Breach Report. "In this past year, there were more cyberattack-related data breaches than there were all forms of data breaches in 2020," says ITRC COO James E. Lee.
North Korean advanced persistent threat group Lazarus - an entity sanctioned by the U.S. and the United Nations - has emerged with a fresh spear-phishing campaign that exploits Windows Updates to execute a malicious payload, using GitHub as a command-and-control server.
"Email security doesn't get the attention it deserves" because "phishing is not going away and is not getting any less," says Jess Burn, a senior analyst at Forrester. She shares best practices for phishing prevention.
As ransomware attacks continue to pose a significant threat to enterprises and individuals, "We will keep banging the message that basic cyber hygiene makes a big difference to lots of people," says Andy Bates of the Global Cyber Alliance. He also discusses the alliance's top priorities for 2022.
Threat actors have attempted to steal two-factor authentication codes from users of Australian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSpot, researchers say. The codes would help attackers perform "potentially unauthorized withdrawals from individual accounts," say analysts at Cofense Phishing Defense Center.
A new Microsoft Teams feature makes it possible for employees to communicate with people outside the organization and vice versa through Teams. Security researchers believe the new update potentially opens up avenues for threat actors to target organizations through phishing attacks.
As ransomware attacks continue to dominate headlines, Quentyn Taylor, a Canon director of information security, cautions organizations not to forget about "some of the other threats, like business email compromise," which continue to cripple organizations through financial and reputational damage.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia last week indicted three men - including an ex-employee of Bank of America and TD Bank - with money laundering and aggravated identity theft after the men allegedly conducted an extensive business email compromise scheme.
Some 14,000 Google users were warned of being suspected targets of Russian government-backed threat actors on Thursday. The next day, the tech giant announced cybersecurity updates - particularly for email accounts of high-profile users, including politicians and journalists.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why enterprises need a multilayered approach to securing identity, how fraud will evolve in 2022 and the need to secure backdoors to prevent ransomware attacks.
The COVID-19 crisis has posed an unparalleled challenge for cybersecurity. Like COVID-19, cyberattacks spread fast and far - creating more and more damage. But the pandemic has also had a positive impact on the cybersecurity function, which Tarun Kumar, CISO at Nissan, describes here.
Microsoft Security on Tuesday issued a detailed report on a massive phishing-as-a-service operation named BulletProofLink that offered as a subscription all the tools needed to conduct a campaign. The gang remains operational.