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Business Email Compromise Discussed on NPR’s Morning Edition

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Spear Phishing, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices

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business email compromiseEarlier this week, I heard an interesting interview on NPR’s Morning Edition with a recent victim of Business Email Compromise (BEC), a growing threat that uses social engineering to exploit human nature in order to divert massive amounts of money to cybercriminals.

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Recent Business Email Compromise Scams - Reminder to Educate Users

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Spear Phishing, Email Spoofing, Phishing

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Online scams are nothing new. But as email has evolved and improved, so have scammers and the messages they send. Nefarious emails, attachments and links now appear sophisticated and look legitimate, sometimes tricking even the most meticulous user.

 

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Phishing Email Uses Google Drive to Get Past Microsoft Security

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Stop Spam Email, Spear Phishing, Phishing

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This week, Threatpost reported on a new spear-phishing attack that uses email sent via Google Drive claiming to be the CEO of the targeted company sharing important information with the recipients.  The email came from Google Drive, but the sender address didn't match the company's standard naming convention for email addresses.

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Not Today, Scammer! Today's Phishing Attempt

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing

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A brief glance through my Spam folder in MDaemon Webmail today reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Because businesses have already lost millions of dollars to these scams and continue to fall victim every day, it bears repeating that, while spam filters and secure email gateways continue to improve, no solution is 100% fool-proof.

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10 Tips to Identify a Phishing Email

By Brad Wyro posted in Email How To, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Spear Phishing, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices

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Don’t Risk Losing your Life Savings to Scammers. Follow these 10 Tips to Identify a Phishing Email.

 

Whether you run a Fortune-500 organization or a small boutique, by now you should be aware of the threats posed by cyber criminals to trick you into clicking a link, downloading an attachment, or parting ways with your money.

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Another day, another attempt to scam me - but I know a phishing attempt when I see one!

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing

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OhNo-I-clicked-2 (1)It's just a fact of life: If there's email, there will always be spam. Now, how much spam you have to deal with will depend on how good your spam filtering solution is. Here at MDaemon Technologies, we use our own products - MDaemon and Security Gateway, to filter out spam, malware, phishing attempts, and all of the other junk that often floods inboxes of users whose email server or hosted service isn't as effective.

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Four-Step Swindle: The Anatomy of a Business Email Compromise Attack

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Spear Phishing, Phishing, Email Security Trends

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This week, we continue our series on Business Email Compromise. Click here to read Part 1, which includes an overview and various statistics on this growing threat.

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Avoid Being a Victim in New Massive Ransomware Outbreak

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Authentication, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices

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As I was coaxing myself awake this morning with my usual jolt of strong coffee, I checked my favorite news sites & was informed of yet another ransomware attack. This one, which is believed to have originated from Ukraine, was first thought to be a variation of last year's Petya ransomware outbreak, but upon further investigation, it appears that today's malware is a new type - a worm that some computer experts are referring to as "NotPetya". This attack demands a smaller ransom (in comparison to other attacks) of approximately $300, and then begins to serve its primary purpose - to wipe files on the computer. According to researchers at Symantec, this attack used the same National Security Agency hacking tool, Eternal Blue, that was used in the WannaCry outbreak, as well as two other methods to spread the attack. According to information provided by this article on CNN, if you've installed all of the latest Windows patches, you should be safe from this particular strain of malware, however, by no means is this a reason to be complacent. Administrators and end users must still be mindful of safety precautions.

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