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Google to roll out ‘advanced protection program’ for high-risk email users

Google to roll out ‘advanced protection program’ for high-risk email users

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an “advanced protection program” to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers. Google users will have the ability to opt in to security […]

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Yahoo email spying programme casts shadows in Europe

Yahoo email spying programme casts shadows in Europe

Written by on October 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Yahoo decision to scan clients’ email accounts at the behest of the U.S. authorities has prompted questions in Europe as to whether EU citizens’ data had been compromised, and could help derail a new trans-Atlantic data sharing deal. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Yahoo complied with a classified U.S. government demand […]

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Major email services hacked – user details being traded in Russia

Major email services hacked – user details being traded in Russia

Written by on May 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru, Russia’s most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo […]

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Bill Gates: covert email searches for ‘extraordinary’ use only

Bill Gates: covert email searches for ‘extraordinary’ use only

Written by on April 19, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bill Gates said on Monday that no one was an “absolutist” on either side of the digital privacy debate, but the co-founder of Microsoft Corp said he supports his company’s lawsuit against the U.S. government seeking the freedom to tell customers when federal agencies have sought their data. “There probably are some […]

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US company defrauded in $100 million fake email scam

US company defrauded in $100 million fake email scam

Written by on April 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An unidentified American company was defrauded last year out of nearly $100 million by individuals who created a fake email address in order to pose as one of its legitimate vendors, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The details of the scheme came as the U.S. government filed a civil forfeiture lawsuit […]

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Email wire-transfer scams reap $2.3 billion for cyber fraudsters

Email wire-transfer scams reap $2.3 billion for cyber fraudsters

Written by on April 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – Businesses have lost billions of dollars to fast-growing scams where fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to accounts controlled by criminals, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Losses from these scams, which are known as “business email compromise,” totaled more than $2.3 billion from October […]

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Tech industry fight over email privacy heads to appeals court

Tech industry fight over email privacy heads to appeals court

Written by on September 8, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether U.S. law enforcement can make American technology companies hand over customers’ emails held overseas, in a case closely watched by privacy advocates, news organizations and business groups. Microsoft Corp is challenging a U.S. search warrant seeking the emails of an individual stored […]

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