As part of PTG's initiative to help you work better in 2019, here is an add-on for Office 365 that we believe you can't afford NOT to have.Read More »
Like any industry, cybercrime is continually evolving. New trends emerge, and new threats pop up all the time. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making this the perfect time to review and refresh your cybersecurity knowledge.
Here are four things you need to know right now:
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Like any industry, cybercrime has fads and trends. A recent trend in phishing attacks is especially dangerous for companies in the real estate sector and anyone in the process of buying real estate: phishing emails that look like mortgage documents.
These typically look like emails about closing documents with a link to a fraudulent website intended to steal your login credentials.Read More »
One of the biggest misconceptions we still run into with companies when it comes to cybersecurity is around phishing. A lot of people think only naive or stupid people fall for phishing attacks. That's just not true.
Cybercriminals have come a long way, and phishing attacks are harder than ever to spot. Follow the link below to test your knowledge about phishing and see if you can spot an attack.Read More »
CEO Impersonation attacks, including wire fraud attacks, have become a favorite for cybercriminals because of the potential of a huge payday. A successful attack usually means tricking the victims out of thousands of dollars—we’ve seen up to $100,000 taken. And they’re almost impossible for even the best email filters to catch.Read More »
In 2017, nearly $1 billion was “diverted or attempted to be diverted” from real estate transactions by cybercriminals. Real Estate is one of the top industries targeted by cybercriminals for both phishing attacks and malware attacks, according to the Symantec 2018 Internet Threat Report.
So why is the Real Estate industry such a big target for cybercriminals? Because it’s an easy target with a potentially big payday. So many things that would be a red flag for other industries are day-to-day operations in real estate.Read More »
We typically stick to writing about phishing emails and attacks aimed at businesses, but a recent trend has us making an exception. We’ve seen a HUGE uptick recently in a type of phishing emails targeted at individuals: emails posing as an encrypted email notification. Sometimes, these are pretty generic. Sometimes, they’re much more detailed and look like emails about mortgages or title loans.
The scariest part of this trend? These are convincing – some of the most convincing we’ve ever seen. Most have had very few warning signs that they’re a phishing email.Read More »