Scams Threaten Business – Thousands Caught Out
The high risks posed to business in Australia by phishing has yet again been highlighted, especially if staff are allowed to access social media sites on your IT network.
This Facebook post raked up over 44,000 shares in Australia last week before it was deleted, and most of the activity occurred during normal business hours.
Entering was easy, all you had to do was like and share the post.
Worse still, the fake page was soon replaced by another bogus “P&O Cruise competition” after the first one was deleted.
Email-based cyber-attacks and bogus social media posts continue to be the biggest threat to business and the wider Australian population with phishing one of the main weapons.
When victims click on social media posts or attachments in emails, they can download malware designed to infiltrate your entire computer network and bring your business to a standstill.
Business should have a policy governing staff use of social media, and employees should be made aware of the importance of scrutinising information in anything they receive that’s even slightly out of the ordinary, or is too good to be true.
As phishing attacks become more sophisticated, it’s critical for everyone in any business to be on guard about their internet behaviour.
Apart from educating your employees and encouraging cyber awareness, removing rogue emails before they become a risk offers the best protection. Real mail needs to be able to stand out and avoid the spam.
THINK Technology Australia can provide email security solutions, which integrate with email hosting providers like Microsoft Office 365. Email traffic is scanned at the gateway to stop threats before they gain access to your servers. Safer web browsing is also enabled by preventing the download and execution of malicious codes.
For more information on how we can help secure your business call us on 1300 920 866.