Displaying items by tag: Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 12:08

Dramatic increase in email phishing attacks

Email mailboxes at thousands of organisations have been hit by more than 12 million spear phishing and social engineering attacks between May 2020 and June 2021, according to a new report on email security.

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More than 12.7 million high risk email threats were blocked in 2019 by one global security firm, with 11 million of the emails phishing-related, making up 89% of all blocked emails.

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Australia continues to be a malware target, with 9.2 million malware detections in the first half of 2019 - with malicious URLs also proving a popular form of attack, as the number of times a malicious URL was accessed reached 8.9 million, according to a new global security report.

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The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60% in 2018, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, cryptojacking incidents - the unauthorised use of others’ computing resources to conduct cryptomining - more than tripled, and there continued to be a steady stream of high-profile data breaches, according to a report from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.

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Changes in the threat landscape mean organisations should take a fresh look at their endpoint security measures, Trend Micro global vice-president of market strategy Eric Skinner has told iTWire.

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Cyber crime is booming and online fraud is growing fast to become one of the most harmful corporate fraud categories identified by the FBI in the US, a global security firm claims.

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