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Just a reminder to keep an eye out for Invoice scams that are becoming increasingly common. Like any phishing scam (follow these tips to avoid phishing scams), it’s best to not open or click on anything in those messages. We’ve seen a few of these floating around lately that are pretty elaborate, to the point where the criminal doing everything in their power to look legit. We saw one not long ago where the crooks registered a domain very similar to the company’s actual domain (companyname.com vs companynames.com) and also looked up the names of the C-level officers for the company, and sent out fraudulent messages based on that, asking to authorize wire-transfer to XYZ accounts and make some online payments to a specific URL – neither of which were legitimate requests.
Long story short, stay vigilant, keep an eye out, and always verify verbally with the sender if things don’t feel right.
Malicious emails are on the rise. According to the recent reports from ProofPoint, there was a 85% rise in malicious emails last quarter compared to Q2, along with a 600% rise in phishing attacks using malicious URLs. Compared to 2016, malicious URL attacks have risen a whopping 2200%.
So what can you do to protect yourself from phishing scams? You can follow these tips, which we published a couple years ago, but they still hold true.
Email is the lifeblood for many businesses. From quick little notes to co-workers to contracts sent to clients, email has a pile of different uses for you and your business. But if you’re like most folks, your inbox can get totally out of control, causing you to lose focus on the important messages. It’s time to tame your inbox with these six tips.
We mentioned earlier this year that changes were coming to backend services that powered WestonBlock. We migrated all but a couple folks to the new system now. The new system allows you to tweak your own personal settings so that WestonBlock works the way you want to. In this article, we go through a few of those settings that will allow you to personalize WestonBlock to best fit your usage habits.
The system that powers our popular spam-blocking and email continuity service WestonBlock is going to be changing. WestonBlock is powered by software called MX Logic from McAfee. McAfee was recently purchased by Intel. Intel decided to close their support for MX Logic and similar cloud-based services.
What does that mean for you, if you use WestonBlock? Nothing, at the moment. They’ve agreed to leave everything alone for the rest of the year for existing accounts. However, we are being proactive about it and making sure our clients are aware there is a change coming.