Mimecast Security Center

Detailed insights into the latest email threats

Mimecast’s Security Center provides email security advisories and reports issued by our Threat Intelligence and security teams, alerting you to elevated threats in email.

Mimecast monitors the global prevalence of email based attacks in order to help protect our customers and the wider community. During times of heightened threats to email, Mimecast may choose to issue a specific advisory. Subscribe to receive these advisories as they are published.

Latest Email Security Advisory

Mimecast warns of tactical changes used by cybercriminals in whaling attacks.

Cybercriminals and hackers are modifying their tactics when conducting whaling, CEO fraud and business email compromise attacks. Download the advisory here.

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Whaling attacks on shipping organizations

Mimecast’s threat intelligence teams have detected a cybercrime campaign directed at shipping and freight logistics firms.

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Mimecast warns of increased threat from weaponized macros

Cyber-criminals are utilizing macro functionality of Microsoft Office™ documents to bypass anti-malware detection.

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Mimecast Warns of Heightened Whaling Threat

Mimecast has noted an increase in the prevalence of Whaling attacks on enterprises over the recent months. Download the advisory here.

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DDoS Extortion Email Threats produced by DD4BC

Mimecast has detected a sharp increase in the volume of email based extortion and network DDoS by the DD4BC crime gang.

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Unpacking the sequence of events and tips to protect your organization

Mimecast was recently the target of an attempted, and ultimately unsuccessful, spear-phishing attack. Here’s a run-down of what happened.