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New PayPal Phishing Scam Goes After Your Social Security Number and Photos

This week, we learned of a new phishing campaign targeting PayPal users in an attempt to extract as much personal data as possible. The campaign is spread via an email claiming to be from PayPal’s notification center warning users that their account was accessed from another browser or device. The recipient is then prompted to click on a button which opens an online form owned by the … [Read more...]

15 Best Practices for Protecting Your Email with Security Gateway

Despite the rumors announcing the death of email, its use continues to grow. According to research from the Radicati Group, email traffic is predicted to grow to over 333.2 billion emails sent per day (from the current 306.4 billion emails). And as long as businesses continue to use email, cybercriminals will find new ways to exploit security gaps, software bugs, and basic human nature to extort … [Read more...]

Protect Office 365 with Security Gateway for Email

At about this time last year, Office 365 had around 155 million users, and businesses continue to adopt its services at a rate of around 3 million users per month. But as subscription rates continue to grow, it becomes a growing target for cybercriminals to spread phishing and ransomware attacks. A big drawback of such a large hosted service is that if cybercriminals manage to take over one of its … [Read more...]

Business Email Compromise Discussed on NPR’s Morning Edition

Earlier this week, I heard an interesting interview on NPR’s Morning Edition with a recent victim of Business Email Compromise (BEC), a growing threat that uses social engineering to exploit human nature in order to divert massive amounts of money to cybercriminals. Recent Business Email Compromise Trends show Evolving Tactics First, let’s start with a little background information. In … [Read more...]

Recent Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams are Reminder to Educate Users

Online scams are nothing new. But as email has evolved and improved, so have scammers and the messages they send. Nefarious emails, attachments and links now appear sophisticated and look legitimate, sometimes tricking even the most meticulous user. Billions Lost to Business Email Compromise Over the last three years, organizations all over the world have lost a collective $26B to a very specific … [Read more...]

Security Gateway a High Performer Again – G2 Crowd 2019 Fall Report

We’re proud to announce that Security Gateway for Email has once again been named a High Performer in Secure Email Gateways by G2 Crowd in their Fall Report. And if you are looking for a hosted solution, Security Gateway also was recognized as a top Cloud Email Security solution. Security Gateway for Email Servers – High Performer 2019 G2 Crowd awards are based on honest reviews from users. … [Read more...]

Phishing Email Uses Google Drive to Get Past Microsoft Security

This week, Threatpost reported on a new spear-phishing attack that uses email sent via Google Drive claiming to be the CEO of the targeted company sharing important information with the recipients.  The email came from Google Drive, but the sender address didn’t match the company’s standard naming convention for email addresses. Because the message was sent by a legitimate email … [Read more...]

Security Gateway’s Built-in Archiving and Cloud-Based Email Integration Just got a Major Update!

When it comes to email archiving, businesses require features that go beyond simple message replication in order to meet expanding regulations. And because every email solution, whether it’s on-premises or in the cloud, needs strong anti-spam/anti-malware filtering, it makes sense to combine archiving and security into a single product. To address the growing demand for a combined email … [Read more...]

Not Today, Scammer!

A brief glance through my Spam folder in MDaemon Webmail today reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Because businesses have already lost millions of dollars to these scams and continue to fall victim every day, it bears repeating that, while spam filters and email gateways continue to improve, no solution is 100% … [Read more...]

Introducing Security Gateway 6.0 – Now With Archiving!

I’m pleased to announce the release of SecurityGateway 6.0, with integrated archiving, lots of additional data leak prevention (DLP) rules, and more! Here’s a quick overview of what’s new. A complete list of all new features and enhancements can be found in the release notes. Integrated Archiving with Advanced Message Search If you’ve been waiting patiently for SecurityGateway for Email Servers to … [Read more...]