M3AAWG Commends U.S. Homeland Security for Adopting Online Anti-Abuse Technologies to Protect Users
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Providing increased protection for people who use email and websites to communicate with the U.S. government, most federal civilian agencies have begun to adopt additional anti-abuse technologies outlined in a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security directive. The DHS will be recognized for this progress when its chief cybersecurity official presents the keynote address at the M3AAWG 42nd General Meeting in San Francisco tomorrow.
Vade Secure Closes $12M, Advances Email Security with Artificial Intelligence
Vade Secure, a leader in predictive email defense, closed a $12 million funding round to accelerate international growth and continue innovation. The deal was coordinated and led by ISAI and its Growth Equity Fund team. Vade Secure also announced a new email product: Vade Secure for Office 365. This product will protect Microsoft Office 365 users from phishing, malware, and ransomware.
M3aawg recommends adding new email header to mitigate list bomb attacks from subscription sign-up forms
Noticing an increase in “list bomb” activity, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group is recommending all blogs and websites with a newsletter or sign-up form add a new header to their verification emails that will help identify and disrupt these attacks. The assault tactic is often used to hide security alerts of illicit activities or to prevent someone, such as a journalist, from receiving vital information.
Interpol’s Michael Moran receives 2017 M3aawg litynski award; urges industry to improve defenses against child abuse materials
Michael “Mick” Moran, who has helped rescue thousands of child abuse material victims since he started working in the field in 1997, challenged the internet industry to do more to protect innocent children as he received the 2017 M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award today. Moran, assistant director of INTERPOL’s Vulnerable Communities Unit, was honored at the 39th general meeting of the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group for his personal commitment to this challenging work and for fostering international cooperation to fight online exploitation.
German law enforcement officials receive 2017 M3aawg j.d. falk award for initiating global takedown of avalanche malware platform
M3AAWG honored two German law enforcement officials today for their work in developing the global public/private collaboration that shutdown a massive malware offensive infecting computers in 189 countries and costing victims over $6 million in ransomware payments. Lower Saxony Chief Police Inspector Jörn Bisping and Senior Prosecutor Frank Lange received the 2017 M3AAWG J.D. Falk Award from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working group for spearheading worldwide efforts to dismantle the criminalized Avalanche platform.
Latin american and caribbean anti-abuse working group to collaborate with lacnic and M3aawg to fight online threats
The Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group (LACNOG) has chartered a new working group to serve as a regional voice in the global anti-abuse community. The new LAC Anti-Abuse Working Group (LAC-AAWG) will convene experts from regional network operator communities and the global Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group to encourage industry dialogue, develop recommendations and advance best practices for safeguarding online activities.
M3aawg issues new papers explaining password security, multifactor authentication, encryption use and ddos safeguards; announces 2017 leadership and committee chairs
Addressing current threats such as DDoS attacks and Internet of Things security, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group has released five new best practices papers and created new special interest groups to develop cybersecurity approaches that will help protect end-users. The organization also announced its 2017 leadership and committee chairs who are responsible for supporting the group’s ongoing collaborative efforts and identifying new areas of online vulnerability.
Vade Retro Technology Takes on a New Identity and Becomes… Vade Secure
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vade Retro, the leader in anti-phishing, anti-spear phishing and anti-malware heuristic filtering has experienced a record growth in 2015. Over 300 million email accounts worldwide, in more than 76 countries, are using security and smart classifying technologies from Vade Retro.
Boosted by Leading Anti-PHISHING Technology, Vade Retro Continues Record Growth
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vade Retro, a privately-held, global leader in Anti-phishing solutions, announced today a record growth of revenue in 2015 supporting more than 250 million email accounts around the world exceeding a 67% year over year growth. These companies rely on Vade Retro’s protection software for anti-phishing, anti-spear phishing, anti-malware & anti-spam and intelligent email classification.