Red Flags To Be Aware Of When Opening Your Email
We hear it a lot and often – be careful when clicking on the links in your email (especially if you do not know the sender.) But what if the email is from someone you know, like your boss? And what if the email appears to come from their work account?
E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) is a sophisticated scam that uses legitimate email accounts that have been compromised to target unsuspecting victims, oftentimes tricking even the most tech-savvy individuals.
So that email your “boss” sent that asked you to click on a link to wire them money because they lost everything while on vacation in France may actually look authentic, but in reality it’s a scam that could have a divesting impact on your business’s network.
How can you tell the difference?
“Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risks, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users.”
Recently, the FBI reported a 270 percent spike in victims and cash losses due to these scams. The numbers are scary, but educating yourself on what to be on the lookout for can help eliminate the scams.
Want to learn more about the recent EAC scam? Contact Rea & Associates to learn more ways to protect your business from unseen threats.