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Protection of email remains essential

IBM security experts X-Force have released their “Threat Intelligence Index” for 2019. It once again reveals that a large portion of attacks are conducted by means of phishing emails. More precisely, nearly a third (29 percent) of the cyber attacks analyzed by X-Force IRIS employed phishing as their vector of attack. Just fewer than a half (45 percent) of those, in turn, contained attempts at...

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Retarus alert: Bogus Office 365 emails in circulation

The security experts at Retarus are cautioning users about a particularly sneaky wave of phishing attacks: Personalized phishing mails with a deceptively realistic Microsoft design and layout are currently doing the rounds, amongst other things requesting recipients to enter and confirm their passwords. Retarus is therefore advising users to check any links contained in such messages with the...

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Patient Zero Detection® poised to also identify phishing attacks

And on we go with our expansion of Retarus E-Mail Security as announced: Patient Zero Detection® not only makes a record of attachments to inbound emails, but now also logs the URLs contained in the messages. In this way Patient Zero Detection® is consequently able to not only recognize malware that has already been delivered, but also phishing emails which have succeeded in reaching the...

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In the Name of Her Majesty: British Phishing Emails Promise Tax Refunds

In recent days, many inboxes have been receiving emails that at first sight appear to carry joyous news. In the subject line they announce a tax refund, and the sender seems to be “Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs” (HMRC) – the British tax authority. So every recipient with business ties to the United Kingdom is likely to take a closer look. Fake form bearing the royal coat of arms In order to...

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New phishing attacks using correct address details

Malicious emails are becoming more and more sophisticated: recently our spam experts discovered a new form of message which integrates personal details. According to the German consumer organization “Stiftung Warentest”, Retarus was first to warn against this phishing variant. In addition to a layout which is deceptively similar to that of Amazon, the mails also contain the recipient’s exact...

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