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It’s National Preparedness Month. While you’re updating your Home Disaster Preparedness Plan, you should update your Cybersecurity Disaster Preparedness Plan too. Every Thursday, we’ll be featuring advice and tips for preparing for cybersecurity disasters, including business continuity, cybersecurity incident response, the anatomy of a data breach, and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to give you the information that you need to update your Cybersecurity Disaster Plan for 2021.
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Impersonation Scams Fool Big and Small Companies
If it can happen to Twitter, it can happen to you: how to make sure you don’t get fooled by an impersonation scam style phishing attack
People are often trying to present themselves as something they aren’t, and the online world makes that even easier. Especially with so many of us working from home or in companies with widely spread out workforces, it can be hard to know who is in charge of something, or who to contact about a problem – or in the case of the wildest ride in new cybersecurity news this summer, who is actually supposed to have access to something.
In the 2020 Twitter hacking scandal, one of the most talked-about aspects of the epic breach was the youth of the perpetrators: the mastermind of the scheme was just 17. But that wasn’t the most audacious aspect of the crime by far – the biggest shock was how easily the hackers convinced Twitter employees to give up crucial access credentials with simple impersonation scams.
You’d think that a tech giant like Twitter would have stringent controls that carefully guarded administrator credentials, especially for high-profile accounts like the ones that were impacted – Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates. But apparently not, if a 16-year-old hacker was able to convince Twitter employees over the phone that he actually worked for the company to obtain credentials for the systems that enabled the hack.
From people pretending to be celebrities like Ed Sheeran to bilk people out of money in online investment scams to the“sweetheart” catfishing scams, impersonation scams are popular because they work. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business from the pitfalls of impersonation scams.
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NEW THIS WEEK: GET THE FACTS ABOUT PHISHING IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD IN A NEW EBOOK!
Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity danger that any business faces today – 90% of cyberattacks that end in a data breach start with a phishing email. Cybercriminals favor phishing as the delivery system of choice for ransomware too. And let’s not forget that it’s grown by more than 600% since the start of 2020.
Industry experts knew that there would be an increase in phishing attacks this year, fueled by the easy availability of ammunition and software for phishing operations on the Dark Web. Plus, poor password security practices have been making it easier for phishing attacks to strike gold with a snatched password. What no one saw coming was the dramatic impact that COVID-19 had on cybersecurity.
Learn more about how phishing and security awareness training will reduce your largest attack surface – your staff. WATCH THE WEBINAR>>
The undisputed King of Phishing Topics, COVID-19 blew the phishing landscape out of the water. A dramatic increase in phishing email (so abundant that Gmail struggled to handle it), meant that every company’s phishing resistance training and phishing defense solutions needed to be strong enough to stand up to the challenge – and many weren’t.
As you’re developing your updated cybersecurity plan and anti-phishing strategy for 2021, take a look at how the threat of phishing has escalated in 2020 in our new eBook “Fresh Phish: How to Not to Become the Catch of the Day in the 2020 Phishing Boom”. You’ll learn:
- How phishing threats have evolved in 2020
- Why phishing resistance needs to be a centerpiece of any defensive cybersecurity strategy for 2021
- What you can do to reduce the chance of falling victim to a phishing-related cyberattack in 2021
Don’t miss this fresh analysis of today’s biggest threat, phishing, and how to protect systems and data from a phishing-related disaster now and in 2021.
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