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December 3, 2018

60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019

I’ve always been a loner, avoiding crowds as much as possible, but last Friday I found myself in the company of 500 million people. The breach of the personal accounts of Marriott and Starwood customers forced us to join the 34% of U.S. consumers who experienced a compromise of their personal information over the last year.

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November 29, 2018

PayThink ‘Catching phish’ takes being a step ahead of the crooks

Why does phishing matter in financial services? If nothing else, it’s a hassle. When customers click on fraudulent links that purport to be from your company, they could easily get confused or upset.

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November 23, 2018

Here’s how to protect yourself against scams over Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide the perfect environment for cybercriminals, cybersecurity experts say: They offer up distracted shoppers and ample opportunity.

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November 21, 2018

Vade Secure Offering Helps SOCs Battle Phishing Attacks

Vade Secure has rolled out a new anti-phishing offering designed to help security operations centers (SOCs) identify and block targeted phishing attacks.

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November 13, 2018

New tool helps identify and block phishing attacks

People are often the weakest link in the IT security chain and hackers are keen to exploit this with ever more sophisticated attacks.

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November 13, 2018

Vade Secure Launches IsItPhishing Threat Detection to Help SOCs Identify Phishing URLs in Real Time

Anti-phishing solution leverages machine learning algorithms to enable SOCs to automate the detection and blocking of targeted phishing attacks across the entire network.

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November 8, 2018

CIBC among top brands used in North American phishing attacks: security firm

Vade Secure’s research shows CIBC was used in an average of 5.3 new phishing links per day, an increase of more than 622 percent from the previous quarter

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October 31, 2018

Biggest phish in the sea? These banks are growing targets

Phishing is the one cybersecurity issue that never seems to go away. Despite the repeated warnings and efforts at raising customer awareness, cyberthieves continue to trick users with fake emails resembling legitimate ones, intended to direct them to a link where thieves can steal their credentials.

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October 31, 2018

Microsoft, Paypal, Netflix top targets for phishing attacks

Microsoft, Paypal, as well as Netflix have been reported as the most targeted brands by bad actors, according to a Vade Secure report.

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October 28, 2018

Revealed! The biggest phishing spoofed companies and busiest phishing days

Scammers use phishing emails constantly to try and steal your data and your money. They use popular brand names so that we think we are receiving emails from those companies. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the top company brands that scammers use as well as what days of the week scammers like to send these phishing emails.

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October 28, 2018

On Phishing Attacks and the Companies That are Targeted the Most

We at HackerCombat have always been writing about different kinds of phishing attacks and also on how phishing scams are on the rise. The last phishing-related story we had done was about a scam that uses multiple replica sign-in pages to cheat users into giving away their credentials.

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October 25, 2018

Brands Most Commonly Spoofed by Phishers Revealed

Vade Secure has released a new report detailing the brands most commonly targeted by phishers in North America. The Phishers’ Favorites Top 25 list reveals the most commonly spoofed brands in phishing emails detected in Q3, 2018.

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October 25, 2018

VADE SECURE PUBLISHES PHISHERS’ FAVORITES Q3 2018: MICROSOFT RETAINS #1 SPOT

Phishers’ Favorites highlights the 25 most commonly spoofed brands, including their current position and whether they moved up/down since last quarter.

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October 25, 2018

3 online companies are top phishing favorites3 online companies are top phishing favorites

At this point, everyone knows what phishing is, right? Phishing scams are almost always emails that appear to be from a legitimate business that needs your urgent attention on some matter.

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October 25, 2018

Microsoft, Netflix and PayPal Emerge As the Top Targets for Phishing Attacks

Email security provider Vade Secure released another phishing report following the 25 most ‘spoofed’ brands in North America that are imitated in phishing attacks. Amongst them the top three are Microsoft, Netflix and PayPal.

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October 25, 2018

10.25.18 Your morning briefing

Netflix, PayPal and Microsoft are among the most “spoofed” brands in North America, making them prone to phishing attacks. Bank of America and Wells Fargo are also among the 25 most copied brands online, reports ehackingnews, citing research from Vade Secure.

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October 19, 2018

Phishing attacks becoming more targeted, phishers love Microsoft the most

Microsoft remains ensconced on the top of the list of brands impersonated by phishers in North America, Vade Secure has revealed.

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October 23, 2018

Phishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top TargetsPhishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top Targets

A new phishing report has been released that keeps track of the top 25 brands targeted by bad actors. Of these brands, Microsoft, Paypal, and Netflix are the top brands impersonated by phishing attacks.

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October 19, 2018

Who gets spear phished, and why?

The story of nearly every notable data breach in recent memory begins in pretty much the same way: Once upon a time, someone got spear phished… Whether it’s a government agency or a Fortune 500 company, spear phishing is a serious threat, with losses topping $675 million in 2017 in the US alone.

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October 12, 2018

Facebook hack update: Nearly 30 million users’ data stolen. How to find out if you’re one of them

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook says 20 million fewer accounts were breached than originally thought in one of the worst security incidents at the giant social network – 30 million instead of 50 million – but attackers made off with sensitive personal information from nearly half of those users that could put them at serious risk.

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October 2, 2018

Venture Technologies Adopts Vade Secure to Protect 20,000 Hosted Email Users from Zero-Day Threats

Venture Technologies is replacing Barracuda Spam Firewall with Vade Secure’s cloud-based email security solution to strengthen protection against zero-day threats, including phishing and malware attacks.

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September 18, 2018

2018 SINET 16 Innovators Announced

SINET announced the winners of its annual SINET 16 innovation competition. The winning companies represent a range of solution providers that deliver cutting-edge technologies to address cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.

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September 18, 2018

Best practices for defending against insider email threats

The Microsoft vulnerability is manifesting itself in a striking set of statistics. Vade Secure research shows that fake Microsoft sites comprised the #1 phishing URL hit in the second quarter of 2018. That’s more than PayPal! Indeed, Microsoft-based phishing attacks have more than quadrupled since the start of the year.

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September 11, 2018

HTG 360, Vade Secure Partner to Strengthen Anti-Phishing Capabilities for Office 365 Clients

Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced today that it has entered into a reseller agreement with HTG 360, a global MSSP serving mid-to-large enterprise clients in industries such as financial services, insurance, and manufacturing.

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September 11, 2018

Today’s channel rundown – 11 September 2018

Daily tech news and analysis channel partners need to know now, including Twilio’s purchase, Bitdefender’s hire, Vade Secure, Cisco’s 5G updates and more

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September 11, 2018

HTG 360 to Bundle Vade’s New Office 365 Anti-Phishing Tool

To help its customers step up protection against phishing attacks, MSSP HTG 360 will offer a new tool from Vade Secure that integrates natively with Office 365, which has become a prime target of intruders.

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September 11, 2018

HTG 360 Embraces Vade Secure for Office 365 Email Security

HTG 360, a managed security services provider (MSSP), is leveraging Vade Secure for Office 365 to block malware, ransomware, phishing and other cybersecurity threats, the company has confirmed.

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September 11, 2018

HTG 360 Partners with Vade Secure to Strengthen Anti-Phishing Capabilities for Office 365 Clients

Vade Secure has entered into a reseller agreement with HTG 360, a global MSSP serving mid-to-large enterprise clients. Through this partnership, HTG 360 will strengthen its end-to-end security offering with the addition of Vade Secure for Office 365.

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August 29, 2018

ELECTION HACKING: SECURITY UPGRADES ARE TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR 2018 MIDTERMS, AND RACE IS ALREADY ON FOR 2020, EXPERTS SAY

Election experts, cybersecurity experts and those who are overseeing the upcoming midterms have one thing to say about stopping Russian interference in American elections: Forget 2018. It’s too late. Focus on 2020.

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August 24, 2018

Targeted cyberattacks worry experts the most

NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – Technology is a tricky thing. While it may feel like we’re so advanced, so many holes remain in our digital security even today. Cyber-security experts gathered at the Data Connectors Conference in Midtown Manhattan to discuss plugging those holes. We asked what they’re most concerned about in 2018. Universally, the answer was targeted attacks.

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August 9, 2018

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here’s what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

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August 9, 2018

Further details emerge on sextortion scam that uses your real passwords to deceive you

Last month, we reported on a new form of email scam that uses recipients’ real passwords as proof that their online data has been hacked. As part of the con, blackmailers demand money from the person being scammed, along with threats of releasing a video of their supposed visitation of a porn website if the listed demands aren’t met.

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August 8, 2018

Inside Dropbox and Microsoft Office phishing attacks | Salted Hash, Ep. SC03

Today on Salted Hash, we’re going to look at a phishing attack that targeted me directly. It’s got a few interesting elements, including a weak attempt to spoof an HTTPS connection, and a sort of hybrid lure, which starts as Dropbox but ends at Microsoft Office.

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August 6, 2018

Phishers’ Favorite Brands to Spoof

Phishers are always looking for a better brand to spoof and improve their success rates. They’re quick to switch out brands to keep their bait fresh, too. Keeping the tally of their favorites in a given period may afford insights into attack trends, but the better protection may be in identifying how they pick their favs to predict which brands they’ll likely target next. Armed with this data, predictive analytics may become the next top defensive maneuver against phishing attacks.

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August 6, 2018

‘7 Minutes’ With Vade Secure’s Chief Solution Architect Adrien Gendre

Email security provider Vade Secure, which recently launched a native, artificial intelligence (AI)-based email security add-on for Office 365, is actively growing its North American channel while taking aim at its competitors like Proofpoint, Mimecast, and Barracuda.

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July 27, 2018

Sen. McCaskill reportedly identified as Russian hacking target as mid-term elections approach

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., an incumbent facing a tight race in the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, has affirmed that Russian hackers are attempting to interfere with her reelection campaign, following an independent forensic analysis identifying her as a target.

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July 26, 2018

LifeLock unsubscribe error unlocks customers’ email address info

Symantec’s ID theft prevention subsidiary LifeLock suffered from some embarrassing optics on Wednesday after it was reported that an error in its e-marketing unsubscribe process left the email addresses of its customers exposed to potential data theft and tampering.

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July 18, 2018

Microsoft Moves Up As Phishers’ Favorite Target for Brand Spoofing

Researchers compiled a list of the most common brands to impersonate by detecting and analyzing new phishing URLs. Microsoft is cybercriminals’ favorite brand to impersonate in phishing attacks, following a 57% increase in phishing URLs detected during Q2 2018, Vade Secure reports.

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July 18, 2018

Microsoft tops list of brands impersonated by phishers

The number one brand spoofed by phishers in Q2 2018 in North America was Microsoft, says email security company Vade Secure. The company credits the surging of adoption of Microsoft Office 365 for this unfortunate statistic.

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July 18, 2018

MICROSOFT WAS THE NUMBER ONE BRAND SPOOFED BY CYBERCRIMINALS IN Q2 2018

Just in from Vade Secure: Not all hackers are Nigerian Princes. Some pretend to be PayPal. Others are imitating Facebook. But, according to new research from Vade, which provides a predictive email defense solution, the number one brand spoofed by cybercriminals in Q2 2018 was Microsoft.

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July 17, 2018

Microsoft overtakes Facebook as the #1 spoofed brand

Phisherfolk love to try to trick people into thinking they are a major brand in order to get them to reveal passwords or personal data. New research from Vade Secure reveals that in the second quarter of this year Microsoft has supplanted Facebook as the most spoofed brand. The social network drops two places to third, behind perennial phishing favorite PayPal.

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July 3, 2018

Mid-2018 Trend: Ransomware Giving Way to Sophisticated Email-Borne Attacks

After a year riddled by ransomware attacks such as Jaff, Locky, Wannacry and Petrwarp in 2017, 2018 is ushering in a new trend of email-borne threats – such as phishing. Whereas in 2017, cyberattacks exploited software vulnerabilities, today they are based on the vulnerabilities of an employees’ cyber vigilance. It’s becoming more and more complicated for employees to detect a phishing attack in their inbox, whether they’re warned and aware of cyberattacks or not.

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June 26, 2018

Vade Secure Office 365 Email Security Tool Targets Channel Partners

Owing to its dominant share of online productivity tools, Microsoft Office 365 is a favorite target with the cyber criminal crowd for email phishing and malware attacks. In response, many organizations have embraced multi-layered approaches to fortify their Office 365 security.

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June 25, 2018

Vade Secure Launches the First Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 25, 2018

Vade Secure Launches Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – June 21, 2018 – Today, Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 22, 2018

Vade Secure Introduces AI-based Email Security Add-on for Office 365

Vade Secure recently launched a new solution for Office 365 customers seeking to improve their protection against spear phishing, malware, and advanced phishing attacks. The Vade Secure for Office 365 email security solution is completely integrated into Office 365, thus delivering offering a native user experience and huge quality filtering accuracy driven by artificial intelligence.

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June 21, 2018

Vade Secure Launches the First Native, AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Vade Secure announced a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 20, 2018

New tool provides email protection for Office 365

Office 365’s dominant share of the online business tools market has made it a popular target for cybercriminals launching phishing and malware attacks. To offer users extra protection, email security specialist Vade Secure is launching a new solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365 and offers filtering powered by artificial intelligence.

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June 6, 2018

Vade Secure Launches AI-Based Email Security Add-On for Office 365

Recently, Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, announced in a press release a new offering for Office 365 customers looking to enhance protection against advanced phishing, spear phishing, and malware attacks. Vade Secure for Office 365 is the only email security solution that’s fully integrated into Office 365, offering a native user experience and best-in-class filtering accuracy powered by artificial intelligence.

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May 29, 2018

TREATING THE WHOLE EMAIL PATIENT

Cybersecurity and medicine have a lot in common. It’s not accident we refer to certain kinds of malware as viruses. Digital attackers act like pathogens in the human body, finding unprotected paths to invade and infect, spreading and then consuming resources. We liken security measures to both preventive medicine and medical treatment. We talk about security “hygiene.”

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May 25, 2018

PayThink Hackers have built a better way to dupe payment companies

While hackers often employ mass, undifferentiated phishing schemes to trick email recipients into divulging personal information or clicking on links that download malware, some have gotten increasingly sophisticated.

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May 2, 2018

Don’t be phooled: 10 phishing techniques to look out for

In 2016, American businesses suffered half a billion dollars a year in losses from phishing attacks with the average cost at $1.6 million each. These numbers are alarming evidence that just one click can cause significant financial and reputational damage to your brand. And since studies show that a staggering 30 percent of phishing emails get opened, it’s no wonder that they consistently rank as the top cyberattack vector.

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May 2, 2018

Don’t Fall for These Top 10 Phishing Email Subject Lines

Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in trying to steal information via phishing emails, according to KnowBe4’s “Top 10 Global Phishing Email Subject Lines for Q1 2018.”. The results are compiled from analyzing data of KnowBe4 users. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

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April 30, 2018

Massive phishing campaign targets half a billion users in Q1 2018

A massive phishing campaign has targeted more than 550 million email users globally since the first quarter of 2018. Vade Secure security researchers first spotted the campaign in early January with a high concentration of impacted email users include the US, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to a recent blog post.

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April 27, 2018

Massive Phishing Attack Launched from High Cost, “Legitimate” Infrastructure

Unlike normal phishing attempts, the IP addresses, servers, and domain names used by the hackers appear to be leased and therefore legitimate. Predictive e-mail defense company Vade Secure said has uncovered a new wave of phishing attacks that targeted 550 million email users globally in Q1 of 2018, pushing incidents of phishing past malware attacks on its trackers.

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April 27, 2018

Campaign Delivers Over 550 Million Phishing Emails in Q1 of 2018

New Phishing Campaign Targets Bank Accounts. The purpose of the phishing attack is to steal users’ bank account details. Targeted users are lured by offers about coupons or discounts in exchange for taking part in a quiz or online contest. Typically, the phishing emails attempt to fool users by representing popular brands, streaming services and telecom operators, depending on the country of the targeted users.

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April 26, 2018

New Phishing Attack Targets 550M Email Users Worldwide

In an attempt to steal financial data, the attack bribes users with coupons in exchange for taking an online quiz.
A new phishing campaign was discovered sending more than 550 million emails within the first quarter of 2018, according to data from Vade Secure. The threat was discovered in early January and has primarily hit users in the US, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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April 26, 2018

PHISHING ATTACK: NEW WAVE TARGETS 550 MILLION EMAIL USERS GLOBALLY

Vade Secure has discovered a new phishing attack, representing more than 550 million emails sent since Q1 2018. The phishing attack attempts to steal users’ bank account details by offering them a coupon or discount in exchange for participating in a quiz or online contest.

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April 26, 2018

Overnight Cybersecurity

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re a consumer, a techie or a D.C. lifer, we’re here to give you …

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April 26, 2018

Massive phishing campaign targets half a billion users in the first quarter 2018

Vade Secure security researchers first spotted the campaign in early January with a high concentration of impacted email users include the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to a recent blog post.

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February 20, 2018

M3AAWG Commends U.S. Homeland Security for Adopting Online Anti-Abuse Technologies to Protect Users

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.

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November 09, 2017

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.

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November 29, 2017

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.

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February 21, 2017

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.

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October 4, 2017

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.

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May 4, 2017

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.

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April 4, 2017

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.

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July 13, 2016

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.

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February 22, 2016

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.

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