Business Email Compromise

(Spear) Phishing issue – you’re doing it wrong and it’s costing you money !!

Phishing, once a key threat in the banking and finance sector, has now become a technique used by hackers targeting every industry sector – none is immune. The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report always make a great read !. Phishing, spear phishing, Business Email Compromise (BEC), whaling, CEO Email Abuse and of course SPAM – …

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Sharing information to mitigate a phishing campaign

Sharing information is an important method to raise awareness of any potential issue. With the addition of practical advice, the reader can identify the relevance of that information and its usefulness to mitigate an issue. Reading this article again and again I keep on focussing on aspects that haven’t been addressed – of course there’s …

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Simple Techniques to mitigate Business Email Compromise (BEC)

This week, another major secure email gateway provider aka anti virus provider, announced new features to deal with the growing problem of business email compromise (BEC) or email spoofing. ​ Business Email Compromise (BEC), CEO email abuse, spear phishing, whaling, email domain spoofing – these are some of the terms that are used to describe …

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Executives / CxO level targeted in CEO Email Abuse scams

Only this past week has news come out that a CEO of a large aircraft parts manufacturer for Airbus has been sacked by the board for losing €50million in a spear phishing / CEO email abuse email. News article is available here. Furthermore, the FBI reported that across a 2 year period, some 18,000 people lost …

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