Thursday, August 21, 2014

Around The Net

  • JPMorgan Chase Customers Are Targets in Email ScamReuters

    Spammers are targeting the customers of JPMorgan Chase & Co with a phishing email campaign telling recipients that their account passwords need to be changed. The email encourages the bank's customers to link to a site, which asks them to sign in, and in turn steals their banking credentials. The bank said that the email looks real, as the design is based on a screen grab from an authentic email sent by the bank. ...Read the whole story

  • British Social Care Organization Mistakenly Exposes Patient Data Through Email Error

    British social care organization Kent Social Care Professionals (KentSCP) has exposed personal information of almost 200 of its patients via an email that was sent by mistake. The email, which was sent to care workers and the family members of patients, included sensitive information about patients included their names, addresses, phone numbers and key safe codes. ...Read the whole story

  • ISIS Sent James Foley's Family Threatening Email Last WeekCBS News

    Terrorist organization ISIS reportedly emailed the family of photojournalist James Foley last week, threatening to kill the American reporter in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq. In the email, the kidnappers expressed their threats and anger but made no demands, according to GlobalPost, the media outlet where Foley was freelancing. The organization beheaded Foley then shared a video of the murder online this week. ...Read the whole story

  • Delaware Now Allows Heirs to Access Email Accounts of Deceased Loved OnesDelaware Online

    Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed legislation that gives heirs access to online accounts when a family member dies. Delaware is the first state to pass such legislation, though others seek similar measures. The new law will allow family members to access the email and social media accounts of their deceased loved ones in order to preserve memories. ...Read the whole story

  • Thomson Reuters Upsets Some Publisher Partners With EmailBusiness Insider

    Thomson Reuters is upsetting some of its publisher partners with an email it sent out asking for permission to promote a new content distribution model. The email explains that the media outlet plans to redistribute content and asks for permission. However, the email also says that if the publisher doesn't respond to the email within 14 days, then they will assume that they have permission which is upsetting some publisher partners including MediaNama, who republished the email critically. ...Read the whole story

Make Sure Mobile Factors Into Your Holiday Email Marketing

As you dive into holiday marketing planning and preparation, take time now to make sure that every aspect of your email program gives your mobile customers a shopping experience that approaches the desktop shopping experience. ...More