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Microsoft Issues Critical Patch

On May 14, 2019, Microsoft released a patch for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability dubbed CVE-2019-0708. The vulnerability exists in Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008. The risk level associated with this vulnerability was great enough to prompt...

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AppRiver Partners Gain Access to ZixEncrypt

AppRiver always has been a go-to platform for securely connecting managed service providers and their customers but is becoming even more powerful after its acquisition by Zix. By integrating ZixEncrypt email encryption capabilities with the AppRiver suite, Zix will make these communication encryption tools available to...

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Business Email Compromise Attacks via Name Impersonation

   

Name impersonation attacks have exploded in popularity over the past few years. They cost malicious actors little time, infrastructure, or sophistication. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center recently reported over 900 complaints a day in 2018 and $2.7 billion in American losses alone.

It's extremely simple...

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Microsoft Azure Customized Domain Name Phishing Attacks - Compromised Users and Geolocation Data Exposed

THREAT ALERT UPDATE: Cybercrooks Abusing Azure Custom Domain Name Feature

On Sept. 7, 2018, we detailed how malicious attackers abuse Microsoft Azure's Custom Domain Name registrations to host credential phishing sites.

This type of "living-off-the-land" attack utilizes phishing sites which reside on Microsoft's web...

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Majority of SMB Leaders Say They Would Pay Ransom to have Stolen Data Returned

More than half (55 percent) of executives at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) said they would pay hackers in order to recover their stolen data in ransomware attacks, according to the second quarterly AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. That number jumps to 74 percent among larger SMBs that employ...

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Malware Hidden in Medical Images-Who's at Risk?

 

Research published last week by Cylera Labs outlines how an attacker could easily embed a functional executable containing malware into an equally functional DICOM image file.

This Proof of Concept has been generating some buzz as it places security and HIPAA compliance at odds.

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Not all SMBs share the same cyber fears

This should not be a big surprise, that small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in different sectors have varying cybersecurity concerns. Not all SMBs are created equal; they have different business models, use and transmit their data differently, which at times are also stored differently. These and other factors could...

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Two Ongoing Phishing Campaigns Using Microsoft's Azure Blob Storage

Two ongoing phishing campaigns are leveraging Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage in order to steal users’ Outlook and Microsoft account credentials.

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5 Tax Scams That Are Threatening Your Identity This Tax Season

Every year, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its “Dirty Dozen” list. This compilation covers some of the most common types of scams that target taxpayers each tax season. It also includes tips by which taxpayers may protect themselves and their identities.

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7 in 10 SMB decision makers admit to using unsecure public WiFi

Are you a road warrior who enters an airport, a doctor’s office or café and immediately asks “is there WiFi here?” If so, you’re not alone. Demand for public WiFi has driven its growth exponentially. It is projected there will be 432 million public Wi-Fi hotspots globally by 2020. Everyone loves public WiFi; it helps...

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