Displaying items by tag: Business email compromise

Almost two-thirds (64%) of chief information security officers in 14 countries believe they will be hit by a material cyber-attack in the next 12 months, the security firm Proofpoint says.

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Sunday, 08 November 2020 23:06

In conversation with Ryan Kalember of Proofpoint

Kalember offers some insights into the 'Business Email Compromise' scourge currently facing many organisations.

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Business email compromise scams cost Australian businesses $132 million in losses in 2019, causing the highest losses across all scam types for the year.

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Symantec Email Fraud Protection is designed to help organisations automatically prevent fraudulent emails from being delivered.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:41

Trend Micro addresses BEC with style analysis

Security software vendor Trend Micro is about to launch a new feature that uses AI to help protect its customers from fraudulent emails impersonating senior executives.

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A survey of 2250 businesses in five countries, including Australia, claims to have found pervasive evidence of email fraud — defined as business email compromise — that is disruptive and catching businesses off-guard.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:21

Business email compromise on the rise: report

The number and and variety of email fraud, otherwise known as business email compromise, is on the rise, according to a report from security company Proofpoint, which looked at incidents in the third quarter of 2017.

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 08:30

Symantec claims email widely used to spread malware

Security firm Symantec claims that exploit kits spread malware to users only at half the rate that email does, with one of every nine email users encountering malware in the first half of 2017.

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A minion in accounting receives an email from the chief executive requesting transfer of funds to a company – and it needs to be done yesterday, or there will be dire consequences. The chief executive is uncontactable, and it seems legitimate – what does said minion do?

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