Business Email Compromise stories
Rising cybersecurity threats prompt shift from traditional password methods
Rising cybersecurity threats prompt a shift from traditional, vulnerable password methods to phishing-resistant authentication solutions.
Keeper Security urges retailers to prep for holiday season cyber threats
Keeper Security, a top cybersecurity software firm, warns retailers to brace for potential cyber threats during the holiday season.
Email defence methods increasingly falling short - report
According to the Secureworks Incident Response report, the number of incidents involving business email compromise doubled between January and December 2022.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Secureworks
Secureworks' Head of Threat Intelligence for APJ, Alex Tilley, discusses the company's cybersecurity solutions in a new TechDay interview.
Microsoft Exchange and Log4j continue to be top points of compromise
Arctic Wolf, a global specialist in security operations, has published its annual Arctic Wolf Labs Threat Report, revealing a year of turbulence.
Business email compromise doubled in 2022: Secureworks
Analysis of over 500 incidents that Secureworks responded to in 2022 found companies need to make themselves a more challenging target.
BEC overtakes ransomware as cyber crime of choice
The number of incidents involving business email compromise has doubled, replacing ransomware as the most common type of financially motivated cyber threat.
Customer records compromised in 29% of NZ orgs - Trend Micro
Nearly a third of New Zealand firms have had customer records compromised multiple times in the past year, according to a report from Trend Micro.
The growing threat of CEO fraud and how to mitigate it
CEO fraud, a form of financial theft, is on the rise with global losses reaching USD $43 billion in 2021, warns FBI. .
Breaking down BEC – the costliest risk facing your organisation
BEC cost Australian organisations AUD$81m in a year, yet most ASX-200 firms lack basic email protection, says report.
Spamhaus teams up with Validity to fight malicious emails
Spamhaus and Validity partner to combat malicious activity in emails, aiming to create a safer environment for businesses and consumers.
DDoS campaigns, BEC scams & Emotet: CERT NZ reports top security threats
New Zealanders have suffered $6.4m in financial losses due to cybersecurity incidents, according to CERT NZ's latest quarterly report.
Five ways to ensure cyber-criminals don’t damage your business over Christmas break
Aussie biz urged: Boost cyber defences pre-Christmas as hackers don't take holidays. Tips for a secure festive season.
Check Point researchers uncover how to steal $1 million by email
Chinese hackers con $1M in VC-BEC heist; Israeli startup's seed fund intercepted.
Barracuda announces general availability of forensics and incident response offering
The standalone solution gives customers and service providers the ability to increase email security with automated incident response and threat insights.
Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
Native email security systems inadequate – Mimecast
Mimecast report reveals critical gaps in email security, exposing firms to phishing and malware threats.
Forrester names Proofpoint leader in enterprise email security
Email remains the preferred attack vector for cybercriminal activity, from low-level cybercriminals to nation states.
Forrester names Trend Micro Leader in email security
Forrester names Trend Micro a leader in email security, highlighting its AI-driven solutions.
Email attacks targeting financial services up 60% - Proofpoint
These attacks are socially engineered to target specific people within financial services organisations who can execute requests on the attacker’s behalf.
Built-in email security measures inadequate - Trend Micro
The Cloud App Security report details how escalating email threat levels are exposing organisations to an increased risk of fraud, spying, information theft, and spoofing.
Massive jump in email fraud targeting healthcare - Proofpoint
The report analyses more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries in both 2017 and 2018 to identify email fraud attack trends.
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
Phishing emails only going to get smarter, warns security firm
Phishing emails typically mimic the look and feel of an email written by someone in authority, such as a bank, or even a colleague.