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 »

Three Big Reasons to Love DMARC

We're celebrating the one-year anniversary of DMARC this week – a technological standard with the potential to make email safer and more secure. (That’s Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance…which you probably knew.) This is a great occasion for us, partly because DMARC is an initiative we’ve been deeply involved in. But it’s also a great occasion for the entire email... Continue »

Publishers Clearing House Reduces Phishing Threats with DMARC

Phishing is a huge threat to trust in the email ecosystem. Consumers are wary of interacting with brands that they perceive as being insecure. For this reason, Publishers Clearing House (PCH) is a Return Path client that was an early adopter of domain protection services and DMARC. The system has helped them quickly detect misuse of their brand name. In one recent incident the Return Path system... Continue »