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Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers

Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers Amazon has fired a number of employees after they shared customer email address and phone numbers with a third-party “in violation of our policies.” The email to customers sent Friday afternoon, seen by TechCrunch, said an employee was “terminated” for sharing […]

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Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing

Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing Only 5% of the largest voting counties in the U.S. are protected against email impersonation and phishing attacks, seen as a key attack method by hackers who officials say want to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. The findings come less […]

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Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature

Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature Just one-third of the 2020 U.S. presidential candidates are using an email security feature that could prevent a similar attack that hobbled the Democrats’ during the 2016 election. Out of the 21 presidential candidates in the race according […]

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Startups face the same phishing risks as big corporations

Startups face the same phishing risks as big corporations This week, we reported on TechCrunch how thousands of remote employees with health and workplace benefits through human resources giant TriNet received emails that looked like a near-perfect phishing attempt. One recipient was so skeptical, they shared the email with TechCrunch so we […]

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TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack

TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack It was the one of the best phishing emails we’ve seen… that wasn’t. Phishing remains one of the most popular attack choices for scammers. Phishing emails are designed to impersonate companies or executives to trick users into turning over […]

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How to get people to open your emails

How to get people to open your emails Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to get your ads working, and whether PR […]

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TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses

TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses Old bot, new tricks. TrickBot, a financially motivated malware in wide circulation, has been observed infecting victims’ computers to steal email passwords and address books to spread malicious emails from their compromised email accounts. The TrickBot malware was first spotted in 2016 […]

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Superbacklash

Superbacklash Hot startup Superhuman has been getting some ‘backlash’ as happens now and then when someone notices the precise methodology that a startup is using to enable a really freakin’ cool feature set. We’re well into stage 2 now when, inevitably, the backlash itself gets backlash. The nut of it is that […]

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Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s B tech-free investment Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. […]

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We found a massive spam operation — and sunk its server

We found a massive spam operation — and sunk its server For ten days in March, millions were caught in the same massive spam campaign. Each email looked like it came from someone the recipient knew: the spammer took stolen email addresses and passwords, quietly logged into their email account, scraped their […]

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