Business email compromise scams are surging, and they're costing U.S. companies a total of more than $300 million a month, according to a recently released analysis by the U.S. Treasury Department. The report pinpoints which sectors are hardest hit by this type of fraud.
It is estimated that a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, adding up to a projected $11.5 billion in damages for this year. As ransomware attacks become more targeted and damaging, your organization faces increased risk that can have your networks down for days or even weeks.
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Email remains a key vector for attacks because of the pervasiveness of phishing. Despite significant investments in security defenses, attackers and fraudsters continue to infiltrate organizations through targeted and advanced techniques. That's why organizations need a cyber-resilient program for email that's easy to...
A growing area of concern for security researchers is a new crop of business email compromise schemes originating from Nigeria, with scammers upping their game by using new malware. The biggest of the crime gangs is SilverTerrier, according to Palo Alto Network's Unit 42.
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The bad guys are getting very creative, impersonating an executive in your organization and asking for financial reports or they ask employees in payroll to make changes to bank accounts. According to the FBI, their efforts have earned them an estimated $12 billion through Business Email Compromise also know as CEO...
Fraud, e-hustles and social engineering attacks continues to proliferate, the FBI's latest report into the state of internet crime confirms. But over the past year, a new FBI tactic for quickly stopping fraudulent wire transfers has notched notable successes.
Beazley Breach Response Services, a unit of global insurance company Beazley, reports that nearly half of the more than 3,300 breaches it investigated last year traced to a hack attack or malware infection. And half of those hacking/malware attacks were tied to business email compromise schemes.
Email fraud and phishing continue to be an effective attack vendor as they are relatively inexpensive and take advantage of the weakest link in your security program: your users. Combatting these attacks is slow and labor intensive as security analysts typically spend hours trying to determine if an email and its...
Office 365 provides a solid foundation to which many organizations should add third-party solutions in order to provide higher levels of security, content management, encryption and other capabilities.
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