UK mobile operator O2 reported that it has not suffered a data breach after the BBC reported that some of its customer details were found for sale on the dark web. Some O2 customers have been targeted by hackers who have been using their username and password combinations on other websites to see if they work.
Russia has denied allegations that it hacked the DNC's email server claiming that the assertions are "horror stories" invented by U.S. politicians. During a conference call with the press, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, "Moscow is at pains to avoid any words that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference in the election process."
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hinted about the DNC email more than a month ago. In an interview with ITV on June 12th, he said that "emails related to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication" would hurt her chances of becoming president.
B-to-b services firm Zoho has introduced a new email inbox for salespeople. The so called SalesInbox prioritizes messages based on premiere clients rather than delivering emails in chronological order. The company has also updated its CRM system.
Donald Trump has urged Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's email server. He suggested that the foreign government unearth 30,000 missing emails from her personal server. "It would be interesting to see, I will tell you this, Russia, if you're listening I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said during a press conference. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."
Facebook has admitted to temporarily blocking links to leaked DNC emails posted as WikiLeaks files. The social media giant was accused of censorship for the action. The company said that it blocked the messages initially due to its spam detection software.
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the DNC email hack with Russia's top diplomat Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Laos. He told Lavrov that the FBI was investigating the attack and was looking into potential threats from Russia, without specifically accusing Russia for the attack.
While Donald Trump likes to attack Hillary Clinton for her use of an insecure email platform while secretary of state, the republican presidential candidate has failed to take full advantage of email security technology designed to stop email spoofing and phishing attacks on his own website, according to Krebs on Security.
What does a good email look like? EJ McGowan, General Manager at Campaigner, believes that Royal Caribbean is a brand that delivers. The company uses email to push vacation deals with a sense of urgency. McGowan told DMNews that, "Email marketers should try to anticipate their customers' wants and needs and make a compelling offer with a sense of urgency to successfully drive interactions and conversions."
Federal law enforcement officials are investigating the DNC email hack. The agency is currently trying to determine whether the hack came from Russia.