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97 Percent of U.S. Electric Companies Are Vulnerable to Impersonation by North Korean Spear Phishers

 

North Korean hackers have been targeting U.S. electric companies via spear-phishing attacks, as NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Ken Dilanian reported this week.

Unfortunately, these utilities remain...

76 Percent of Inboxes Worldwide Now Enforce Email Authentication — If Senders Enable It

Note: This post is being jointly published by the Global Cyber Alliance and ValiMail

Support for email authentication among the world’s ISPs has surged significantly in the past two years, new...

98% of Financial Services Companies Vulnerable to Email Impersonation

In April, the five largest banks in the U.S. adopted email authentication through DMARC, giving their customers, employees, and partners the ability to trust emails they send.

Banks Want to Help You Send Money. So Do Phishers

A group of U.S. banks are starting to offer a service called Zelle that lets you send money to your friends using their email address or mobile number, easily, fast and free.

FTC’s review of CAN-SPAM is a chance to upgrade our email ecosystem

The Federal Trade Commission is asking for public comment on its interpretation of the CAN-SPAM Act, the landmark Federal law that defines the limits of acceptable commercial email and spells out...

The FBI Makes DMARC Enforcement Part of Law Enforcement

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has something to be proud of: As of last month, it’s no longer possible for hackers to impersonate the agency with emails that appear to come from the FBI.

Why it's so easy to fool White House officials with fake emails

It just keeps happening. A prankster who over the past few months tricked the heads of several major banks into thinking that they were having email conversations with their colleagues has struck...

Why SPF Alone Will Not Protect You

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is one of the oldest and most widely used standards for validating the identities of email senders. It is a cornerstone of modern email authentication.

However, SPF...

Senator: Why Are Fed Agencies So Vulnerable to Email Fraud?

We were pleasantly surprised to see a letter from Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon to the Department of Homeland Security today, asking the DHS “to take immediate steps to ensure that hackers cannot...

What Is DMARC?

 

Note: This is the fourth post in a series covering the basics of email authentication.