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FBI email servers were hacked to target a security researcher

The FBI appears to have been used as a pawn in a fight between hackers and security researchers. According to Bleeping Computer, the FBI has confirmed intruders compromised its email servers early today (November 13th) to send fake messages claiming recipients had fallen prone to data breaches. The emails tried to pin the non-existent attacks on Vinny Troia, the leader of dark web security firms NightLion and Shadowbyte.

The non-profit intelligence organization Spamhaus quickly shed light on the bogus messages. The attackers used legitimate FBI systems to conduct the attack, using email addresses scraped from a database for the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), among other sources. Over 100,000 addresses received the fake emails in at least two waves.

The FBI described the hack as an "ongoing situation" and didn't initially have more details to share. It asked email recipients to report messages like these to the bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center or the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Troia told Bleeping Computer he believed the perpetrators might be linked to "Pompomourin," a persona that has attacked the researcher in the past.

Feuds between hackers and the security community aren't new. In March, attackers exploiting Microsoft Exchange servers tried to implicate security journalist Brian Krebs using a rogue domain. However, it's rare that they use real domains from a government agency like the FBI as part of their campaign. While that may be more effective than usual (the FBI was swamped with calls from anxious IT administrators), it might also prompt a particularly swift response — law enforcement won't take kindly to being a victim.

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Zoom may offer email to bolster its growing empire

Zoom was clearly one of the biggest tech winners of 2020 thanks to its easy video calls, and it now appears eager to translate that success elsewhere. The Information’s sources claim Zoom is developing an email service and considering a matching cale…
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Hacker sells access to hundreds of corporate executives’ email accounts

Hackers are fond of hijacking email accounts, and one of them may have obtained a motherlode of potential targets. ZDNet and Gizmodo report that a hacker is selling claimed access to “hundreds” of C-suite executives’ Microsoft-based email accounts, i…
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Grindr flaw allowed hijacking accounts with just an email address

A Grindr vulnerability allowed anyone who knows a user’s email address to easily reset their password and hijack their account. All a bad actor needed to do was type in a user’s email address in the password reset page and then pop open the dev tools…
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We interviewed the new owners of Newton Mail; here’s their plan to tackle the email market

Newton Mail is alive, again. The email app (which is honestly pretty good!) has had a very bumpy life that involved a lot of shutting down, being revived, and getting shuttered over and over. Essential took it over at first, but then Essential went down, leaving the future of Newton up in the air. That’s […]

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Secure email service ProtonMail rolls out their new ProtonCalendar beta

If you’re invested into digital security, you might be familiar with ProtonMail. It’s a service that aims to make your email much more private by utilizing end-to-end encryption and keeps advertisers and the like from snooping in, and now they’re bringing that privacy focus into a calendar app. Appropriately titled ProtonCalendar, the service is the […]

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TV reporter’s sick-call email sparks glorious reply-all chaos

If you've ever been caught up in an accidental reply-all email thread, you know how much of a disaster it can be between the lame jokesters, the "remove me from this list" complaints (which only make it worse) and the productivity black hole it creat…
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Dynamic Email in Gmail set to roll out to everyone in early July

Google has been testing AMP-powered emails in Gmail for some time, and it looks like it’s about ready to roll out to everyone. By utilizing AMP for emails, Google wants to enable you to do more with emails, including things like RSVPing for events and managing your calendar, all without ever actually leaving your inbox. […]

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Spark Email launches on Android just in time to replace Google Inbox

Google Inbox is dead, and if you were one of the users to get prematurely forced out of the service, you might still be searching for a replacement. There are a ton of suitable email clients on Android, including Gmail itself, but you might be itching for something a little more powerful than Gmail. Spark […]

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Newton supercharges your email inboxes with finesse

Email was one of the first methods of digital communication that allowed groups of people to talk, collaborate, or share. It was (and still is) an incredibly important part of the business world, but on the consumer side things have shifted more towards quicker means of communication like SMS and digital message services. Despite email […]

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PSA: That Razer esports sponsorship email is a scam

So, you stream your gameplays and recently received a lucrative sponsorship offer via email from popular esports platform Team Razer. Exciting, right? Unfortunately, it's nothing but a scam — that email is actually from a cyber criminal and not a "s…
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Check your email in augmented reality with the new Outlook Hololens app

Untethering humans from the displays on smartphones, tablets and computers could well be the biggest impact of augmented reality technology like Hololens, and access to Outlook Mail and Calendar apps is one of the first steps in that direction.

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Google’s Smart Reply for Inbox uses neural networks to generate possible email responses

Google’s Smart Reply, a new feature rolling out to Inbox on Android and iOS, uses artificial intelligence to generate possible responses to email messages. It’s surprisingly perceptive.

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