Pharmaceutical Technology talks about smishing with some help from Stephen Burke Cyber Risk Aware CEO.
An earlier Mimecast survey revealed that 54 percent of organisations in the UK reported an increase in email-based phishing attacks and that 92 percent of ransomware attacks globally were delivered by email.
SC Media are reporting that the number of incidents being reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has increased by 75 percent over the last two years. This is not good or maybe even new news but the more important fact for business leaders - the data also shows the vast majority of reported incidents (2,124 reports) could be attributed to human error, compared to just 292 that were deliberate cyber incidents.
The latest figures show that Business email Compromise attacks have spiked enormously recently. In this context Stephen Burke talking to SC Media, explains why the main focus for companies must be to help their staff know what to look for which can be done through email security awareness training but more importantly, through regularly testing staff with mock phishing tests.
Stephen Burke contributes to a recent article in SC Media on No-link CEO fraud scams and how they target junior staff who are the least likely people with a question back to the CEO 'Do you really want me to do that ?'
Smishing is becoming a growing threat with the frequent use of mobile phones and devices by perpetrators of malware, viruses and scams.
We are delighted that Enterprise Times have covered our new Real Time Intervention Awareness module.
49 experts including our own Stephen Burke discuss what the Top Cybersecurity concerns should be in the Encrpyt Verdict article. In Stephen's view Phishing and the newly developing Smishing threat are still the key concerns.
In an Article in TEISS - TSB today warned that malicious cyber criminals could be targeting customers with phishing emails by masquerading as the bank itself to make them divulge their account details, security PINs or passwords.
A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request sent to the Student Loan Company (SLC) has revealed that phishing scams have taken over £100,000 from students across the UK in the past few years.