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  • Email Account Hijacking – A Growing Threat
    Email security company Mimecast recently released its Email Security Risk Assessment, and found that email account hijacking is the fastest growing threat vector.  Also known as impersonation attacks, email account hijacking allows an attacker to impersonate the person whose account has been compro...
  • Email Account Hijacking – Part 4 Prevention and Dectection
    Last week we went deep on the subject of just how bad losing control of your email account can be.  Today we are wrapping up the four-part series with solutions to help you prevent email account compromise from happening, how to detect if it has already happened to you, and how to recover if that i...
  • Email Account Hijacking – Part 3 Extending the Exploit
    On Monday and Wednesday we looked at email account hijacking, how it happens, and what can happen after the account is controlled by an attacker.  Today we will see how an attacker could use the beachhead they established in your email account to extend their intrusion. They have already proven tha...
  • Keeping Your Accounts Offline Is Not More Secure
    You think you are the clever one because you never use the Internet for online banking, online shopping, or managing accounts like your retirement account, gas and electric utilities, telephone, cell phone, and Internet.  Open a Facebook account?  Never!  You think you are safer from account hija...
  • How Email Accounts Are Hijacked
    The most devastating exploit that can happen to you is to have your email account hijacked.  We have spilled a lot of pixels on this subject (see below).  The reason we find this so dangerous is that it is that this is the attack most likely to happen to you. Google recently released a study that ...
  • Foiling Email Impersonation
    Email account hijacking is a serious, growing problem.  It has become the number one way that cyber-criminals make money.  What makes it so insidious is the ease with which the hijacker can impersonate the owner of the email account. What this means to you is this – that email you got from y...
  • Onliner Spambot Uses List of 711 Million Email Accounts
    Is your email address one of the 711 million emails that are being used by the Onliner spam-bot?  I checked my email address at Have I Been Pwned and found it on the list.  You can click through the link and see if yours is on the Onliner list, or part of some other breach. Onliner is currently r...
  • What Can I Do With A Hijacked Email Account? Part 2
    On Monday we opened this discussion about hijacked email accounts, and showed some examples of the phishing tricks that attackers use to get you to reveal your email password.  Today we will explore the many useful and profitable exploits that a compromised email account offers a cyber-criminal or ...
  • How Cyber-Attackers Use Your Email Against You
    The easiest way for a cyber-attacker to get into your network is through your email.  This can be accomplished a number of different ways, but a successful exploit may use several of these methods together to gain access to your network and control your computer systems.  The great thing, ...
  • Manual Account Hijacking: When It Gets Personal
    The vast majority of account hijacking attempts are an automated variety running on botnets.  Recently Google released a whitepaper that takes a look at a less common, but more damaging threat – manual account hijacking.  The distinction here is that the affected account is hijacked by a...
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