Return Path Commended by Online Trust Alliance: Named to Fifth Consecutive Honor Roll

Return Path’s mission upholds integrity and trust in electronic communication above all else, so being named to the Online Trust Alliance’s Honor Roll in every one of its five years means a lot to us. We’re among elite company, here: The few names that have appeared on the list five times are true leaders in privacy, security, and internet policy, and it’s a privilege to be among them. As a... Continue »

Yahoo! Tells Congress DMARC Policy Eliminated 90% of Phony Yahoo.com Spam

Anyone wondering why Yahoo! recently decided switch to a DMARC reject policy got a pointed answer from CISO Alex Stamos last week: He testified before a congressional subcommittee on Thursday that the policy “reduced spam purported to come from yahoo.com accounts by over 90%.” Stamos added, “If used broadly, [DMARC] would target spammers’ financial incentives with crippling effectiveness.” Yahoo’s... Continue »

Congratulations to Brian Krebs, M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award Honoree

When cybercriminal attacks find their targets, there’s a good chance that KrebsOnSecurity has the story first. Investigative journalist Brian Krebs’ blog has become one of the world’s best sources of security news, shining an unwelcome light on criminal exploits, raising awareness of emerging threats, and spurring rapid implementation of advances that keep the online community safer. Today Krebs... Continue »

Return Path Named to Online Trust Honor Roll for Fourth Year

Earning and maintaining the world’s trust in electronic communication speaks to the core of Return Path’s mission, so we are deeply proud to make the Online Trust Alliance’s 2013 Online Trust Honor Roll. It’s especially gratifying to receive this distinction for the fourth consecutive year – Return Path is in elite company as one of few organizations to be named to the Honor Roll in every year the... Continue »

How Easy Was it for a Routine Phishing Scam to Rock Global Financial Markets?

And what can we do to make it less easy? When an Associated Press journalist’s Twitter account was compromised last Tuesday, reportedly through a phishing attack, the consequences of a common email security breach were felt around the world. Stock markets plunged within seconds of a phony tweet about an explosion at the White House, instantly erasing $136.5 billion of value from the S&P 500 index.... Continue »