Bec Attacks

80% of Organizations have Experienced Cybercriminal BEC Attacks Over the Last Year and they Start with Email Eavesdropping Activities

February 03, 2023 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

You may be barricaded inside the best of (fire)walls, but you could still be exposed by your recipients’ nostalgia for their memorable passwords. Joseph Heller, author of Catch 22, famously wrote that “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” Many Generation Xers out there may recall that Kurt Cobain also used this quotation in a Nirvana song with a title I can’t repeat in this family-friendly publication. Never mind then (pun intended), [...]

The Top Cybersecurity Trends of 2022

December 30, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

What were the top tech and e-security trends of 2022? What can be said about 2022 that hasn’t already been said? You’ve likely already been inundated with perfunctory retrospectives on the ‘year that was’—the Ukraine War, Elon Musk, inflation, midterms, Kanye West, ‘the slap’, Messi, et al. But I would like to think that 2022 represented a year of profound transition and one that set us up so we can reasonably hope for greater peace and economic stability in 2023 and beyo [...]

Alert on External Email When There Is an Actual Issue

October 21, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Only RMail offers features that can foil BEC attacks without “cry wolf” email stamps. We’ve talked a lot about the hydra of BEC (business email compromise) attacks recently due to the increasing share of these types of attacks within the universe of cybercrime that employ multiple techniques to lure users into sending money to the wrong person (to the cybercriminal). Recall that the hydra possesses many heads, and for every head chopped off, it would regrow two new heads. If your [...]

Business Email Compromise Attacks in Many Ways

October 07, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Business Email Compromise Cybercriminal Lures Attack in Many Ways, Like a Hydra Monster with Many Heads. Each Attack Vector Needs a Defense. Enter RMail. Before we start today’s article, we’d like to ensure you have heard about – and been invited to – RPost’s Optimize!2022 global e-security and eSign user conference ( [...]

Your Newest (Fake) Remote Employee May Already Be Wreaking Havoc.

July 15, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The RMail security Human Error Prevention Suite Is Like Kryptonite to Deepfake Scams. By now you’ve probably heard of the deepfake phenomenon where a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else's likeness. While you might think this is just a digital version of the old dye-your-hair and wear-a-fake-mustache ploy, there are important nuances here. Most importantly, deepfakes leverage machine learning and AI to manipulate audio/visual content in real time, and th [...]

Email Security Awareness Training for Your Staff

May 13, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

RMail Recommends Provides Real In-The-Moment Training For Staff Without The Time It Takes To Train Them Throughout the year, many of us corporate worker bees are mandated to do some sort of online training (e.g. p-card use, harassment, etc.). The email comes in (tagged important of course), and we are given a few weeks to plan out a time in our busy working lives in which we can sit through 1-2 hours’ worth of videos and quizzes before we are allowed to view/print a certificate of co [...]

Tackling Business Email Compromise (BEC) Email Impostors

March 28, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The RMail Domain Age Detector Alerts Senders Before They Reply to BEC Domain Lures Now that many of us are going back into the office (for now), some of those tried-and-true office quips are making a comeback. Ask your colleague how they’re doing, and they’ll say sarcastically, “living the dream.” Then there’s the one where your coworker asks, “hey, you working hard or hardly working?” Try not to groan. Then there’s the smart-aleck younger colleague who motions for you [...]

How to Prevent Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks

March 21, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

RMail’s Right Recipient Feature Helps Prevent BEC Attacks on Vulnerable Staff In honor of the return of baseball for the 2022 season, which was until recently in doubt due to a prolonged labor dispute, I’d like to revisit the now immortal words of one baseball’s most infamous managers. The man is Leo Durocher who managed the Brooklyn Dodgers 1939-46 with a stint in 1948. He is credited with coining the phrase, “nice guys finish last,” which has become a kind [...]

How to Get Prompts in Microsoft Outlook to Double Check Recipient Addresses

February 21, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

RMail’s RSecurity E-Security Suite Stops Whaling, BEC Attacks Before They Happen Seeing as it’s Friday, I thought I’d ask which of the following “facts” are actually common misconceptions: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was composed by Mozart. Vikings wore horns on their helmets. Canada is north of the United States. A toilet's flush will change direction depending upon which hemisphere it is in. [...]

Send Encrypted Email Specially to Protect Against Wire Fraud

February 14, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Will You Fall in Love with RSecurity? Last week, we touched on the emerging energy source of ‘hot plasma’ and how this could be a game-changer in providing clean energy with minimal environmental damage. Put succinctly, hot plasma could bring a world of free and limitless energy and render obsolete fossil fuels and certain types of nuclear power in one fell swoop if it lives up to its “fusion” hype. Hot plasma technology relies on nuclear fusion (not to be con [...]