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The Twitter attack reminds us the perils of internal threats

Twitter Hack: Attackers Gained Access Via Stolen Credentials

The Twitter attack that saw a number of major accounts—like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk and other celebrities—overtaken and hacked was done via a spear phishi...

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Microsoft 365 is Officially the Most Targeted Platform for Hackers

A new report confirms what has long been assumed: Microsoft Office is now the most targeted platform for hackers.

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Companies Are Ditching Secure Email Gateways. This is Why.

Secure Email Gateways were built for on-premises use and in that capacity they worked well. But ask yourself: when was the last time your email was on-premises? It's...

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SiteCloak Phishing: Office 365's Safe Links is Under Attack

Highlights: Attackers have expanded the battleground from the inbox to the web This is the hacker’s response to click-time protection and the technique is able to by...

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SiteCloak: Hackers Take Phish Obfuscation to the Next Level

We are seeing a rise in the number of phishing attacks that bypass Office 365 due to the attackers’ use of obfuscation techniques on the credential harvesting websit...

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API-Based Security: We Prevent. They Respond.

Highlights Avanan is the pioneer in API-based email security, having substantially more deployments than all other API-based vendors combined. The critical architect...

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SYLKin Attack: New Malicious .slk files are bypassing Microsoft 365 Security, Risking 200M+ Users

A new attack method bypasses both Microsoft 365 default security (EOP) and advanced security (ATP). At the time of writing, Microsoft 365 is still vulnerable and the...

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Symantec is Hacking Away at its Protection. You Are Already At Risk

Highlights: Broadcom’s purchase of Symantec will lead to cuts of $1 billion in spending on R&D and sales Their focus is now on the Global 2000 customer base while co...

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Incident Response-as-a-Service: Let Our Team Respond to Email Tickets

Highlights Avanan is introducing Incident Response-as-a-Service (IRaaS), using our team of highly-trained experts to review end-user requests to release emails from ...

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Are Your Users Dumpster Diving in the Junk Folder?

Highlights Microsoft’s Office 365 ATP policies flag an unusually high percentage of legitimate emails as phishing detections Organizations that set their ATP policie...

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Gartner Recommendations for Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Gartner's Latest BEC Report Suggests Business email compromise (BEC) is a simple, yet deadly attack that can have devastating financial effects on a company Traditio...

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Work in Canada? Secure Your Organization's Email with Avanan

We've launched our new datacenter in Canada to help our customers comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) which not onl...

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A Thank You for A Thank You Note

Praise is best shared publicly. Last week, I received this message from Michael Russell, the CIO of the state of Virginia Community Colleges system. I want to thank ...

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CoronaPhishing: Hackers are using COVID-19 to Attack Your Users

Starting Today: Stop shaking hands. Stop clicking on any email that mentions Coronavirus! Our security analysts have seen a significant rise in phishing emails that ...

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Why Email Security Isn't Working

Back when email was on-premises, your email server sat somewhere in a data center, protected by your security stack that was designed specifically for on-premises em...

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