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Hackers focus on cloud-based email systems: Beazley

Laura Sanicola 16 April 2018

Cyber criminals increasingly target cloud-based email systems used by businesses, especially Microsoft's Outlook, to gain access to sensitive data, according to specialist insurer Beazley.

A "large majority" of hacked email cases the Beazley Breach Response (BBR) group worked on in this year's first quarter involved Microsoft's Office 365, a cloud-based service which includes the Outlook email system, London-based insurer said today in a report.

Beazley reported a "sharp increase" in attacks against cloud-based systems in general compared with the fourth...

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