Phishing: Why remote working is making it harder for you to spot phoney emails

Phishing: Why remote working is making it harder for you to spot phoney emails

Posted June 9, 2020

Phishing: Why remote working is making it harder for you to spot phoney emails

  • According to Mimecast, impersonation fraud jumped by almost a third during the first 100 days of the coronavirus pandemic, as cyber criminals looked to take advantage of how many people are suddenly working remotely.
  • In an office, it would be relatively simple to check if a colleague had sent a request for a business bank transfer by walking over and asking if they’d sent the message – but with people suddenly working from home, making those checks isn’t so simple.
  • This means that they are more susceptible to impersonation attacks that encourage individuals to perform an action such as carrying out wire transfer or sharing sensitive data.

– Danny Palmer | June 9, 2020