How to Stop Phishing Emails from Putting Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

A phishing email from a Hempstead, New York man spoofed email addresses and tricked a Virginia trade association into authorizing payments to fake vendors. By the time officials caught on to his phishing scheme, the trade association was out $1.1 million.

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How to Secure Your Email from Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Every day, more than 293 billion emails are sent and received. That’s a lot of potential targets for cyber criminals.  More than half of all email sent is some form of spam and much of that includes phishing attempts.  Secure email is no longer optional.

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Phishception: Phish Hiding within a Phish

Posted by Bukar Alibe

Just when we think we've seen it all, we block a clever but dangerous phishing technique like this one. We call this "Phishception" because, like the layered storyline of the movie "Inception", here the phish is found nested within another phishing email.

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Topics: catch of the day, office 365, email security, email fraud

How Notification Banners Prevent Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

As children, we learn by association, and visual representation becomes associated with mental and verbal naming. This association is true regardless of which language we speak. Put simply, that is how we learn. It also works when we get older, particularly when we are learning a new language.

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5 Best Practices for Email Security

Posted by Catherine Young

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are phishing targets. These attacks can be sophisticated and often difficult to identify. What can you do to avoid being the victim of a phishing attack?  We've put together 5 quick tips that will help you avoid becoming the next victim for these cybercriminals. Share these tips on your social networks so we can stop the scammers, once and for all.

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Topics: email security, anti-phishing solution

Prevent Phishing Emails, Scams, and Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Phishing Attacks Are Pervasive

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Spear Phishing Attacks: The #1 Cyber Threat

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

If I asked you to think of the number one cyber-attack affecting the US and global corporations today, your mind might immediately jump to hacking, but you’d be wrong.  The number one cyber-attack is occurring right now, to countless organizations, all around you, likely even to yours.

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Are You Getting Phishing Attacks in Outlook?

Posted by Catherine Young

Phishing attacks are the number one cyber threat facing organizations today. Don’t take our word for it. The World Economic Forum (WEF) interviewed 12,000 business executives about the biggest risks to doing business and they cited cyber-attacks as the top concern in advanced economies.

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Office 365 Doesn't Give Phishing Email Notifications Without INKY

Posted by Catherine Young

The University of Iowa email system handles more than 2.5 million incoming email messages every day. Nearly 70 percent of them are spam, scams, or phishing emails. The amount of deceptive and dangerous email that is sent daily to organizations is staggering.

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The Weakest Link in Phishing is the Human One

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

The modern workplace is a melting pot. If you think of all the people in your ‘office’; whether it’s virtual or otherwise, it’s likely that in some cases the only common thread you have with your colleague over the cube wall is that you work at the same place.

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Topics: phishing

"There's Something I Need You to Do for Me": INKY Stops CEO Impersonation Emails

Posted by Catherine Young

Why does the Gift Card Scam slip through most anti-phishing software solutions?

Because most anti-phishing software only analyzes attachments or scans for suspicious links in an email. Gift Card Scam emails are dangerous because they do not have attachments or even links to click — they simply look like emails from someone important in an organization asking for help, but are actually from a cybercriminal. 

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Topics: spear phishing, email fraud

The Problem With Phishing Simulators

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

We live in an evolved world, and work in environments shaped by the largesse’s of the robber barons and the victories of the labor movement. While there is much work to be done, the workplace of today is generally more civilized and equitable than it has ever been.   Sadly though, phishing attacks are on the rise and even the best trained employees often fall victim.

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Why Savvy MSSPs Partner with INKY

Posted by Catherine Young

Interview with Carlene Shores, INKY VP of Sales

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How to Handle Email Fraud

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

In 2018 email fraud reached epic proportions both in terms of the sheer volume of fraud attempts and the staggering dollar amounts that businesses large and small are facing. Dealing with email fraud is a daily reality for email security professionals across all business verticals. The challenge, unique to email fraud as opposed to hacking and malware attempts is that every email user in an organization is a potential entry point for a successful phishing attack.

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Take the INKY Phishing Fitness Test

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Ok… I am issuing you a challenge, after I count to three – start training! 1, 2, 3, go!

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