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Fileless Malware Already Targeting Holiday Suppliers

by Maharlito Aquino and Kervin Alintanahin

Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

It gets earlier and earlier every year. The first Yuletide-related malware campaign has already been spotted. There’s always an expected and monumental amount of consumer spam and phishing in the run-up to Black Friday and then Christmas itself, but we’ve found one malware author getting into the Christmas “spirit” in late October by targeting backdoor-delivering emails at the Yuletide supply chain, specifically Christmas goods suppliers whose preparations for the year-end commercial convulsion are well underway.

Not-Really-Password-Protected Evasion Technique Resurfaces

by Maharlito Aquino and Kervin Alintanahin

Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

Today we came across an e-mail with an Excel Workbook attachment, which upon first inspection appears to be password-protected. The presence of the EncryptedPackage stream in an OLE2 document indicates that it is protected by a password, which obviously would require the user to enter one in order to open the document properly. Or at least that’s what the bad guys would like email or AV scanners to think. 

Police Phishing Attack Targets Bank Credentials

by Magni Reynir Sigurðsson

Phishing Security Research & Analysis Threat Analysis

An email impersonating the Icelandic police was sent to thousands of Icelanders this past weekend, falsely requesting the recipient come in for questioning.

Survey Says 44% of Companies Phished This Year

by John Callon

Email Security Phishing Ransomware Security Research & Analysis Web Security

The third annual Cyren-Osterman Research U.S. security survey shows a significant increase in phishing emails getting through to users and in the number of successful phishing attacks suffered by businesses during the past 12 months, among many topics covered in the 16-page report, "IT Security at SMBs: 2017 Benchmarking Survey", available for free download.

The EU GDPR has generated renewed interest in email archiving

by Duncan Mills

Email Security Industry Insights Security Research & Analysis

Whatever business you are in, the EU GDPR is likely having an impact on your organisation. GDPR is a regulation which applies to anyone doing business in or with Europe. If you process the personal information of EU subjects you need to comply. The introduction of GDPR has forced organisations of all sizes to re-think their data governance processes, which is generating a renewed interest in email archiving.

Why Choose Integrated Email Security and Archiving?

by Duncan Mills

Email Security Industry Insights

Email archiving has grown in popularity in the last fifteen years and is now a multi-billion dollar market. It has evolved from an essential on-premises product for highly regulated industries to mainstream adoption in the cloud.