Corona Phishing Malware

The Coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak of which was first discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late December 2019, is currently a constant topic in the news. Favoured by the hesitant behaviour of the Chinese authorities and global travel and air traffic, there are, according to information from the Federal Ministry of Health, at this point in time (as of 5 February 2020) more than 24,000 cases of infection and over 400 deaths attributed to the corona virus. In addition to these dramatic health consequences, the virus also poses other dangers.

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Business Unit Manager NoSpamProxy

Stefan Cink, Product Manager of NoSpamProxy and email security expert at Net at Work, is the new Business Unit Manager for NoSpamProxy as of January 1, 2020. As Business Unit Manager, he reports directly to the management and is responsible for the business objectives regarding profitability, growth and sustainability. He takes over this task from Dr. Horst Joepen, who has led the expansion of the NoSpamProxy business as an external consultant for five years and will continue to actively support us as a consultant for strategy and new market opportunities.

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Emotet – öffentliche Einrichtungen im Visier der Cyber-Kriminellen

The last quarter of 2019 was marked by scare news about malware and cyber attacks. Public institutions in particular were damaged by the numerous attacks, including the Berlin Court of Appeal and the administration of the city of Frankfurt am Main. However, the victims also included institutions such as the University of Gießen, the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg and the Fürth Clinic. In all the cases mentioned, the IT systems were infected with the malware Emotet. Read more

Beta Version 13.1 NoSpamProxy

The action Project Heimdall is available since version 13.0 as a preview in NoSpamProxy. It currently ensures that metadata for email attachments and URLs are collected and uploaded to the NoSpamProxy cloud. This includes the file name, file sizes, the SHA-256 hash value, the MIME type (as recognized by NoSpamProxy) and the transaction ID.

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In March, Microsoft will suppress insecure connection requests to Windows domain controllers. This change was announced in August. NoSpamProxy customers can sit back and relax because they only have to check the Active Directory synchronization of NoSpamProxy – in case this hasn’t already been done. If necessary, firewall ports will have to be adjusted.

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Version 13.1 contains a total of 18 new functions and function enhancements: Among other things, the reputation filter has again been extended with new checks. Reputation Filter is a powerful system that protects against phishing emails and CEO fraud attacks independent of pattern files and is continuously refined.

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