Leave.EU, a group campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union, sent out an email to its list this week, revealing the personal phone numbers of officials for the official group supporting the Brexit plan, Vote Leave. The email urged supporters to call those officials.
The organizers of a seven-mile race in Falmouth, Massachusetts confused many would-be participants this week. The Falmouth Road Race applicants were waiting news if they have earned one of the 12,800 spots in the lottery. The emails went out this week, but didn't give a clear answer as to whether the recipient got in or not. Instead, many registrants received emails saying that were in and other emails that they had not won. Others got emails saying their credit cards would be charged thousands of dollars.
Silicon Valley giants including Apple and Facebook have co-written a letter with consumer advocacy groups to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, encouraging Congress to pass the email privacy bill. The bill will update an out-of-date law and require investigators to get a warrant before accessing the emails of citizens.
Employees in France have won "the right to disconnect." The French labor reform bill has banned companies with 50 or more employees from sending emails after work hours. The goal of the legislation is to decrease the amount of stress that workers feel in an always-on world.
A campaign spokeswoman for Donald Trump accidentally revealed the campaign's attack plans when sending an email to a reporter today. The email showed that the Trump campaign plans to dredge up the Whitewater real estate scandal in attacks against Hillary Clinton. Hope Hicks intended the email to go to Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo, but sent it to Politico's Mark Caputo instead.
Hillary Clinton violated regulations when she used a private email server without approval when serving as U.S. secretary of state, an internal government watchdog revealed on Wednesday. The State Department's inspector general released the report after completing the first official audit of the controversial action.
Sixty-six percent of IT professionals attribute data breaches to a malicious or negligent employee, according to a new report from Experian. Yet, only only 35 percent of senior executives think it is a priority to educate employees in data security risks and 60 percent of employees admit that they aren't knowledgeable of the company's security risk.
Corydoras Technologies is suing Apple, claiming that the Cupertino-based giant violated six patents with the most recent batch of iPhones and iPads. According to the complaint, the way in which these devices place calls, and send and receive emails, violated their patent.
U.S. companies lost more than $246 million to CEO spam in 2015, more than any other form of digital fraud including phishing and credit card fraud. These highly targeted emails, in which scammers mask themselves as a executives in a company, have tricked many well-meaning company employees, who transferred money because they thought they were doing it for their boss.
Microsoft turned to the recent leak of the Panama Papers to highlight the importance of email security. In a blog post, the company pointed out what IT security professionals learn from this massive exposure. The Redmond, WA-based giant recommends: Encrypting important emails; Creating a business culture of security; Choosing a secure email service.