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Email attacks are always evolving, and because of the “new normal” we face during this pandemic, the digital threat landscape is far more dangerous than ever. Security researchers estimate that there has been a 600% increase in phishing campaigns due to COVID-19, and the majority of these attacks rely on malicious links to steal credentials or deliver malware. Research shows that 1 in 10 employees will click on a malicious link - and just one wrong click can have serious consequences including account compromise, data theft, financial loss, reputation damage and lost productivity. 

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How a Ransomware Attack Crippled One of the World’s Largest Law Firms - and What We Can Learn from the Incident 

As industries continue to face increased challenges associated with moving forward in our new online reality, law firms and the legal world have discovered the importance of instituting and improving technology that supports the practice - whether in the office or remotely.

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Over the past few weeks, a heated debate has arisen on the Apache SpamAssassin users list regarding the replacement of racially charged terms like “whitelist” and “blacklist” used in the Apache Spamassassin Project’s code with more inclusive language. Certain community members have been very supportive of Apache SpamAssassin’s efforts to remove racially insensitive language from the project, while others have loudly voiced their disapproval.

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Microsoft has warned that unpatched Exchange email servers are an increasingly popular target among cyber criminals looking to gain access to sensitive credentials, compromise accounts and steal money from victims.

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What You Need to Know Today to Secure Your Organization for the Future

The financial services sector is transforming to meet clients’ evolving needs, presenting financial services organizations with new challenges and increased risk. These companies are mobilizing their people and technology to maximize speed, choice and convenience for their customers.

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Malware is by no means a new threat; however, like the majority of digital attacks, malware attacks are rapidly evolving - becoming highly sophisticated, difficult to detect and devastating for victims. An especially dangerous type of malware - fileless malware - is gaining popularity among cyber criminals due to its ability to evade detection and deceive users.

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Digital threats are always evolving, but one trend persists: email is cybercriminals’ preferred vector of attack, accounting for 90% of all digital exploits. Now more than ever, threat actors are taking advantage of remote workers’ increased reliance on cloud email, misconfigured cloud platforms and the fear and uncertainty that are characteristic of the new reality we all face due to COVID-19, and are launching sophisticated attack campaigns designed to obtain credentials, compromise accounts and steal money.

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