Business email compromise scams continue to proliferate. Last week, Japanese media company Nikkei revealed that an employee made a $29 million fraudulent transfer as a result of a scam. And in a separate scam, the city of Ocala, Florida, suffered losses of over $742,000.
Many businesses don't seem to be able to block the ongoing scourge of sophisticated business email compromise schemes. "Incidents are just increasing; there's a huge volume of business email compromise," says David Stubley, CEO at 7 Elements, a security testing firm and consultancy.
Spanish authorities say they've arrested three individuals on charges of running a large-scale business email compromise scheme that targeted a dozen companies around the world to steal about $11 million.
As email threats become more advanced, machine learning is being used to detect these attacks. Learn the latest about machine learning & how it is changing the threat landscape.
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Online attack threats continue to intensify, with criminals preferring ransomware, DDoS attacks and business email compromises, warns Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency. After numerous successful disruptions by police, criminals have responded by launching increasingly complex attacks.
Ransomware, business email compromises and the malicious insider threat: These are the three top concerns of Canadian attorney Imran Ahmad as he looks ahead to the cybersecurity legal landscape in 2020.
A newly discovered cybercriminal gang is putting a twist on business email compromise scams by initially targeting vendors or suppliers with phishing emails and then sending realistic-looking invoices to their customers, according to the security firm Agari, which labels the approach "vendor email compromise."
Account takeover continues to be a
lucrative path for fraudsters across all
industry sectors. But Scott Olson of
iovation says there are different levels of
defense that can be deployed, based on
the risk of specific types of transactions.
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You know that "security awareness" is key to a comprehensive security strategy. But just because someone is aware doesn't mean they care. So how can you design programs that work with, rather than against, human nature? Here's the great news. Creating a security awareness strategy that not only educates, but...
Barracuda is out with its latest Spear Phishing Update, and among the key findings: a rise in email account takeover and lateral phishing. Why are enterprise defenses failing to detect these strikes? What new solutions will improve defenses? Barracuda's Michael Flouton shares insights.
What does a successful compromise of an organisation's email system look like, and what can we do to protect ourselves? This talk will use real-life case studies from recent incidents to dissect the anatomy of a modern Business Email Compromise attack. Attend this session for expert insight on:
This week's ISMG Security Report analyzes the cost of business email compromise attacks and the recent arrest of dozens of suspects. Also featured: updates on the easy availability of low-cost hacking tools and the latest payment card fraud trends.
People cause data breaches when using email for a multitude of reasons. They might be tired, rushing or using a mobile device. Or they might be moving to a new job and feel a sense of ownership that entitles them to remove data from their current employer's network.
Yet at as people communicate and collaborate...