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Scam of the Week: Fake Pay Rise Phishing Emails

Found by Cofense, this latest phishing scam seduces those with a soft-spot for cash. Under the disguise of an increase in wages, this scam looks to fool users into giving up their Microsoft Office 365 credentials.

According to the Cofense Phishing Defence Centre, what makes this phishing attack effective is that it comes from an email which is a mock of the human resources department. It claims that the victim is entitled to a company-wide pay rise to which the intended victim is entitled.

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Email Filtering: A Key Part of Cyber Defence

It is well acknowledged that emails remain the most important vehicle for business communication. With the number of emails being sent per day expected to reach 246 billion by the end of 2019, this heavily utilised tool can be a dangerous trap for unsuspecting users; as much as it can be a business life-line. Most of us already spend enough time using our emails, and with more important things to attend to than figuring out what’s a genuine email and what’s not, keeping on top of it all can be difficult. A great way to make the most of email, and to utilise it as safely as possible, is through mail filtering.

Over 90% of cyber attacks begin with an email

So what is email filtering exactly, and what makes it such a great tool?

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