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Check out the latest happenings in the world of IT from our Locknet® experts. In this issue, we highlight some topics your organization should be aware of to minimize risks. Specifically, mitigating insider threats to your security and the risks of hanging on to legacy data.
Cybercriminals are very bad actors which means they are very good at disguising messages to make them seem harmless or even desirable. One of the trickiest ways they go phishing is by luring in their victim through brand impersonation. Brand phishing involves using the name, logo, and other identifying aspects of a brand to trick users into trusting the email because they already are familiar with that brand.
Once the recipient feels they have received something from a trusted reputable brand, they are likely to click on links, download malicious attachments, and unknowingly share personal information.
Recent studies on phishing attacks found that 25% of emails from brands consist of phishing emails. So, it’s worth taking a second look at what’s in your inbox.
Falling trap to a brand impersonation attack typically begins with a deceptive email, but the elaborate scheme often goes well beyond that. Other layers of brand impersonation might include:
While the brands at the top of this list sometimes change, in 2022 LinkedIn has reigned supreme as the most imitated brand by cybercriminals. Here are the top brands ranked by their overall appearance in brand phishing attempts.
Let’s take a closer look at what brand impersonation for the top four might look like.
Many of the signs to indicate a brand impersonation attack are like those of other phishing attacks. Be on the lookout for:
Brand phishing is just one of the many cyberattacks covered in Security Education and Awareness Training, and it’s one of the trickiest to spot. Your employees need to be able to recognize risky situations and act accordingly.
Locknet® Managed IT uses state-of-the-art security training to arm your employees with the knowledge they need:
As you start planning for 2023, partner with Locknet’s team of trusted professionals to educate your employees and create a “human firewall” of both technology and training to improve your organization’s cybersecurity position. Contact us today.