Cyber Security News Update – Week 34 of 2019

Cyber Security News Update – Week 34 of 2019

Been called to jury duty lately? Even if you haven’t, you might still get phished. Last week, in Ventura County, CA, a phishing scam was going around telling people that they missed their jury duty appointment.

According to the Citizens Journal, “In the calls and emails, recipients are pressured to provide confidential information, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. These calls and emails,  which threaten recipients with fines and jail time if they do not comply are fraudulent and are not connected with the Camarillo Police Department or the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.”

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Cyber Security News Update – Week 33 of 2019

Cyber Security News Update – Week 33 of 2019

If it’s making headlines, you can be sure it’ll be used in a phishing scam. What’s the big news this week? Jeffrey Epstein suicide in jail. Queue the phishing emails.

According to KnowBe4, “a series of scams are underway using the Epstein death as social engineering tactic.” Maybe something to the effect of “See Jeffrey Epstein Last Words on Video.” Admittedly it’s hard not to click on that, but don’t.

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Cyber Security News Update – Week 32 of 2019

Cyber Security News Update – Week 32 of 2019

We’re always impressed when fraudsters come up with new and clever ways to execute phishing scams and this week didn’t disappoint us. This week we get word of a phishing scam disguised as fake e-tickets for Korean Airlines.

According to the article, “South Korean flag carrier Korean Air (KE) has warned customers against phishing scams using fake e-tickets. Seungwon Chung, KE Global Communications deputy general manager, confirmed with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday that the carrier has received [a] few complaints regarding this recently.”

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DuoCircle Scholarship Winner Announced

DuoCircle, an email security company, has just completed its first scholarship program offering a $1000 award for the best essay or video on email privacy and security. 

Specific topics covered included the following:

  • How can the underlying causes of phishing be addressed?
  • What will change in email security in the next 10 years?
  • How would you teach older folks or children to avoid phishing and protect their privacy?

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Cyber Security News Update – Week 31 of 2019

Cyber Security News Update – Week 31 of 2019

It wouldn’t be a week if there was some scam aimed at Apple customers. Now comes word of a phony Apple phishing email. “Although the email address from which it was sent appears to be legitimate, upon closer examination you can determine it is not an official email address of Apple. As phishing emails go, this one is pretty good.”

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The Week That Was – Scams of the Week 29

The Week That Was – Scams of the Week 29

This is not a good time to be a city in Florida if you’re looking to avoid a ransomware attack. First it was Riviera Beach on June 5. Then it was Lake City on June 10. Now it’s Key Biscayne. According to the Miami Herald, “The village of Key Biscayne confirmed Thursday it had been hit by a cyberattack — the third Florida city this month to fall victim to outside hackers.”

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If Your Email Server Stops Accepting Emails How Long Will it Take You to Find Out?

If Your Email Server Stops Accepting Emails How Long Will it Take You to Find Out?

Servers go down. And when they do it can negatively impact your business, from lost productivity to lost customers. You don’t want that to happen. Monitoring email is not as simple as checking to see if the port responds, you have to validate that the entire mail flow is functioning. So, how do you find out that your email server is down and not accepting emails or just taking too long to respond? More importantly, how long does it take for you to discover it? Minutes? Hours?

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[News] If Cybersecurity Professionals Can Get Phished

[News] If Cybersecurity Professionals Can Get Phished

Defense Contractors Get Taken in by Business Email Compromise

Business email compromise (BEC) is a form of email fraud that typically involves targeting employees with access to company finances and using social engineering to trick them into making money transfers to the bank accounts of the fraudster. According to an article on security website Cyberscoop, scammers used BEC to steal more than $150,000 from two defense contractors last year.

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DuoCircle Sponsoring Open Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt for a Second Year

Duocircle, a web-based email security solutions company, has chosen to sponsor Let’s Encrypt for the second year in a row. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group. Let’s Encrypt gives people free digital certificates because they want to create a more secure and privacy-respecting web.

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DuoCircle Brings High Performance Enterprise Phishing Protection Services to Small Businesses on a Budget

DuoCircle Brings High Performance Enterprise Phishing Protection Services to Small Businesses on a Budget

DuoCircle LLC Announces Comprehensive Phishing Protection Services as a part of its new Advanced Threat Defense Suite: a cost-effective, multi-layered approach to controlling spam, malware and phishing attacks in corporate email. Continue reading “DuoCircle Brings High Performance Enterprise Phishing Protection Services to Small Businesses on a Budget” »

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