How to spot a business email compromise scam

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are on the rise. They target business owners and high-level employees in order to defraud a company, its customers, or its partners. In this type of scam, an attacker will pretend to be a trusted entity by spoofing a company email account. Then, they trick employees into revealing sensitive information or performing wire transfers. Types of BEC Scams There are different types of BEC scams. However, all these threats usually target employees with access to company finances, in an attempt to trick them into transferring money or revealing sensitive data. BEC scams include: false invoice…

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How to Make Your IT Effective in the New Normal

With mounting economic pressure on every business, it’s time to allocate your technology resources wisely by deploying the right tools. Without the right systems in place, you risk inconsistent customer communication, data security breaches and significant overspending. To make your IT effective in the new normal consider these realities: In response to COVID-19, cyber-criminals stepped up their game, increasing hacking and phishing attacks dramatically. With few workers at the office, they started attacking them at home. This behavior drove corporations and email platforms to tighten up message receipt restrictiveness. Consequently, your email might not be getting through. In addition, your…

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eMazzanti Technologies Launches Messaging Architects to Strengthen Information Governance Offerings

eMazzanti Technologies Launches Messaging Architects to Strengthen Information Governance Offerings. Company adds high-level information governance skills to broaden services; existing customers to benefit from world-class email migration and project management team Hoboken, NJ ­- (Cision) March 7, 2019 – eMazzanti Technologies, A NYC area IT consultant and MSP, today announced the launch of Messaging Architects, an eMazzanti Technologies Company. The strategic move by eMazzanti adds enterprise-grade information governance, email migration, eDiscovery and compliance solutions and support to its full slate of managed IT and security, cloud and digital marketing services. The company’s new website, messagingarchitects.com emphasizes the primary characteristics of…

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4 Common Sense Email Security Tips to Safeguard Vital Business Information

Email Security Tips from Alexander Verlarde Most of us spend a significant portion of our work day sending or responding to emails. In fact, a 2017 study reports that the number of emails sent and received each day, worldwide, exceeds 269 billion. As the number of emails grows, so do the number of email threats. While hackers grow more proficient, security professionals work hard to keep pace. However, email remains a key area of vulnerability. Following a few basic email security tips can save both you and your company a great deal of frustration. 1. Be Aware of Common Phishing…

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6 Email Security Tips to Defend Against Increasing Attacks

Know what to look for and arm your organization with six simple, but effective, defense strategies. Email is Weapon of Choice Cyber criminals stole more than $3 billion over the last three years through Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Those scams targeted small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), in particular. According to the recently published Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) from Symantec, email has emerged as the weapon of choice for cyber-attacks in 2016. Sadly, while one in 220 emails contained malware in 2015, that rate increased to one in 131 emails in 2016. Attackers now favor spear-phishing email campaigns that…

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3 Steps to Protect Critical Business Data from WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On Friday, May 12, an unprecedented ransomware attack hit more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. Experts warn that attacks like this will increase, and copycat versions of the initial ransomware have already been detected. Protect your organization’s critical data now by implementing these key security measures. In April, Symantec released its annual Internet Security Threat Report. The report warned that ransomware posed one of the most significant threats facing organizations. Just weeks later, cyber criminals launched a widespread ransomware attack. The attack crippled the hospital system in Great Britain and affected business and government networks globally. Using a hacking…

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Reliable Email Protects Mission-Critical Communication

A reliable email system forms an integral part of a successful business strategy, facilitates long-distance group discussions, delivers targeted marketing and informs a large audience quickly Unfortunately, not all email systems offer the same degree of reliability. System outages interrupt communication at inopportune moments. Malware creeps in through infected attachments. Disasters result in lost data. And not all providers stick around for the long haul. Earlier this year, for example, Verizon announced its plan to shut down its email services, affecting up to 4.5 million customers. Those customers were notified that they have 30 days to either: Transfer their email…

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Malicious email | Secure your Business | eMazzanti Technologies

Is your company’s email providing a tempting route for cyber criminals to attack your business? Hackers continue to target businesses with phishing attacks. Once opened, these malicious email messages can hijack an entire company’s financial information and gain access to funds and personal information. Email is a business essential, but also an easy avenue for hackers to use and abuse. How can you keep your business secure? The human factor Businesses of all sizes face vulnerabilities via email. When email accounts are hacked and compromised, cyber criminals can gain access to information including user names, telephone numbers, birthdates, passwords, and…

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Ransomware Threat Called #1 Growing Security Threat on Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Program

eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti discusses nature and persistence of ransomware threat on blogtalkradio broadcast Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) June 24, 2016 — A NYC area IT security expert and eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti, discussed the topic of the ransomware threat on a June 15, 2016 blogtalkradio business program sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, calling ransomware the number one growing security threat. In the interview, Mazzanti discussed the nature and persistence of the ransomware threat. How infections occur and methods to prevent them, including education and IT security tools, were explained in response to questions asked by program…

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eMazzanti Technologies Issues Locky Ransomware Warning

NYC area IT security consultant warns customers and the public to take extra precautions to avoid data loss in light of new data security threat Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) February 26, 2016 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, issued a warning today regarding a new ransomware virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of computer networks worldwide. The company urges business and home computer users to take extra precautions to avoid being victimized by the malware threat, called Locky, that encrypts their data, holding it hostage until a ransom is paid. “Locky is wreaking havoc…

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