Business Email Protection Guide
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Protect your business against fraudulent emails

Business Email Protection Guide

According to Kaspersky Lab “Spam and phishing in 2016” report, about 20% of all spam emails in Q4 2016 distributed ransomware Trojans.

‘A How To Guide to Protecting your Business’

Email scamming and scammers have been around for a long time and many see them as a bit of a joke as they’ve always been very easy to spot. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case as these latest emails appear to be extremely genuine, can often call you by name, and can appear to come from reputable Irish companies, or someone you know – even within your organisation.

 

The content of these emails generally requires that you click a link within the email body, or open an attachment in the email. The results of opening the attachment or link can be very malicious, and can cause significant damage.

 

While technology can block the majority of these emails, it cannot block them all. We would advise that you circulate an email to all email users within your organisation to be very cautious when opening email attachments, and to not click any links within these emails, even if it is from someone you know.

 

If you are unsure in any way, please telephone and speak with the person you received the mail from to verify the content.

 

Of particular note, are emails claiming to be from:

 

  • Revenue Commissioners (often with Gaeilge)
  • Eircom / eir
  • Senior people within the company, asking to pay bills
  • National Lottery
  • Bank of Ireland

Also see:

Digital Email Signatures

Ransomware and what you need to know

 

If you have any questions regarding best practice when dealing with suspicious mails or the best way to protect your organisation from receiving them, please feel free to contact Sleepless.