From the dawn of the industrial revolution to just a few years ago, the basic model of manufacturing businesses barely changed at its core. Now, the game is completely different in a world that is increasingly technology and automation dependent. The digital revolution has disrupted many industries and manufacturing is no different. There has been significant transformation across the entire manufacturing value chain, from research and development, supply chain, and factory operations to marketing and sales; leading to significant gains in efficiency and productivity.
As internet security infrastructure becomes smarter and more difficult to penetrate, hackers have made the migration toward phishing attacks as the cyber-criminal weapon of choice because they exploit the seeming weakest part of any security system – humans!
Some weeks ago, there was an attempted hack into the phone contact list and emails of some UK MPs. This prompted the deputy chief whip Christopher Pincher to issue a warning to his colleagues, imploring them to;“Please be wary of texts and/or emails purporting to come from colleagues asking you to provide overseas contact details and/or asking you to download a secure message app.”
Mimecast have just released a new report which reveals an 80% increase in impersonation or Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.
Information Security and SMiShing :
Getting to know the new lure sophistication classifications, and how they can help your next campaign.
In 2017, Symantec reported that phishing rates had increased across most industries and organisation sizes. News sites consistently report on the biggest and scariest malware attacks and data breaches, and then ultimately attribute the increased susceptibility to one of many new phishing trends. But what in fact constitutes a highly-sophisticated phishing message? And how can this knowledge help you strategically plan and execute your next test campaigns.
This month the UK was faced with its biggest ever cyber-security threat when criminals targeted the NHS and other organisations worldwide using so-called ransomware.
The malware, dubbed 'Wanna Cry' blocks access to all files on the computers it targets until a ransom is paid. The malware is thought to be based on technology stolen from the USA's National Security Agency.