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How to disable autocomplete in Outlook

According to independent research conducted for the Egress Data Loss Prevention Report, 85% of employees are sending more emails than ever before and 80% of are using email to share sensitive data with clients and colleagues. To ensure users can be productive, Microsoft has continued to evolve Outlook to provide a richer and more integrated email experience for end users, adding functionality like autocomplete, clutter, and message access via the reading pane.


"Magic Link" Phishing Attacks Scamming Users With Fake McAfee Renewals

Threat actors are using encoded phishing links to evade security filters, according to Jeremy Fuchs at Avanan. The phishing emails purport to be notifications from McAfee informing the user that they need to renew their subscription. “This is a fairly standard McAfee subscription scam,” Fuchs says. “We see these all the time and they’ve been floating around the Internet for some time. But that’s not what makes this attack unique.


Malvertising: How Phishing Campaigns Use Malicious Ads

During 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 Cyberint noticed an increased trend in Threat Actors engaging in malvertising, AKA abusing the ad space to distribute their phishing & malware campaigns. Malvertising increases their reach and potential victims due to advertisement prioritization in search engine results. This trend is a lesser-known risk among the general public, and therefore poses a higher threat.


[SEG Headache] More Than Half of Cybersecurity Leaders Say That Too Many Phishing Attacks Get Through

Egress, a cybersecurity company that provides intelligent email security, recently released their Email Security Risk Report 2023. It's solid research that shows 99% of cybersecurity leaders are stressed about their email security with good reason. The numbers are scary. We mentioned their report a few weeks ago, but there are many important findings there.


Verizon Sends New Smishing Warning

Verizon has renewed its warnings to customers about the threat of smishing, a social engineering approach that relies upon texts as opposed to other communication channels like the email used in phishing. The smishing problem may be smaller than the phishing problem, or the robocall nuisance, but it represents a comparable threat that organizations should address in their risk management process.


TA569: SocGholish and Beyond

TA569 is a prolific threat actor primarily known for its deployment of website injections leading to a JavaScript payload known as SocGholish. In the past few months, Proofpoint researchers have observed changes in the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) employed by TA569. Changes include an increase in the number of injection varieties, as well as payloads deviating from the standard SocGholish “Fake Update” JavaScript packages.


More Than Half of all Email-Based Cyberattacks Bypass Legacy Security Filters

New data shows that changes in cybercriminals’ phishing techniques are improving their game, making it easier to make their way into a potential victim user’s inbox. I recently wrote about how 12% of all email threats were getting all the way to the inbox. But new data from cybersecurity vendor Armorblox’s 2023 Email Security Threat Report shows that the number is much higher, depending on the security solutions in place.


Financial Fraud Phishing Attacks Increase 72% In One Year; Financial Industry Takes the Brunt

With attackers knowing financial fraud-based phishing attacks are best suited for the one industry where the money is, this massive spike in attacks should both surprise you and not surprise you at all. When you want tires, where do you go? Right – to the tire store. Shoes? Yup – shoe store. The most money you can scam from a single attack?


How to Make Your Email More Secure

You use your email address for a wide variety of things such as when you’re shopping or setting up an online account. Because your email is linked to so many different accounts, securing it is crucial to keeping your other accounts safe, since most password resets are sent to your email address. To make your email more secure you should create a strong password, enable MFA and always log out of your account.


Microsoft Encrypted Restricted Permission Messages Deliver Phishing

Over the past few days, we have seen phishing attacks that use a combination of compromised Microsoft 365 accounts and.rpmsg encrypted emails to deliver the phishing message. At this stage, we are exploring and uncovering different aspects of this campaign and will share here some of our observations to date.