Broadtek Fights Email Phishing & Spear Phishing
Recently, the FFIEC issued a warning to financial institutions of an increased threat of cyber-attacks. Banks as well as other types of companies are finding ransomware installed on their networks in effort to extort a ransom. Broadtek has identified and cleaned several of these ransomware cyber-attacks which began with a spear phishing email to upper level executives in various sectors.
Email Phishing continues to be a commonly used method of attack in most sectors. The Symantec Intelligence Report September 2015 indicated that Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector made up 27% of the targeted attacks where systems were comprised using spear-phishing. Most targeted organizations had fewer than 250 employees.