Everyone in the company gets an email at 6am. It comes from the head of IT and instructs everyone to follow a link to install an update.
Some people don’t spot that the head of IT’s name is spelt slightly wrong – a simple spoofing technique straight out of the cyber crime textbook.
By 9am people start losing access to their files. They’ve been encrypted. The link installed ransomware that’s making its way through the network. Customer data, employee information and other vital files are skimmed, ready to be sold on the dark web. The criminals demand $75,000 to release the data back to the company.
If only the company was more prepared when it came to email security…
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