Whaling Imposter

With Advanced Encryption Technology, your Emails are more than Protected!

January 08, 2021 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Your Smart Home May Need to Go Back to School We’ve been living in/with smart homes for many years now. You can use Alexa or Google Home to dim lights, play music throughout your house and reorder milk when the time comes. And this is just the beginning. Some futurist-types are predicting that homes will one day be able to sense your body temperature and then adjust heat/AC settings accordingly. There could also be increasingly autonomous purchase decisions made by [...]

Email Encryption and Anti-Whaling Services for HR Teams

May 26, 2020 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Email impostor trickiness lures HR staff to change ADP payroll direct deposits In these strange economic times, impostors have identified an overworked company department. With Human Resource (HR) departments handling a new onslaught of employee concerns and issues, staffing changes, and remote work policies, email imposters have inserted themselves stealthily into their world. And, they have struck gold! CAUTION: This is complex trickery that usually results in $ [...]

Anti-Whaling Email Imposter Protection

May 01, 2020 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

“You’re Fired!” Fake Termination Emails Proliferate in this Climate of Job Insecurity It was only a matter of time. Fresh off their latest exploits at trying to phish for sensitive financial account information, scammers have set their sights on people’s actual jobs. With jobless claims now topping 30 million and the unemployment rate headed for new highs, cyber criminals now have fertile ground for a brazen new scam. It goes like this: You receive an email wi [...]

Simple Solutions to Solve Data Leaks and human Errors While Sending Emails

March 06, 2020 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Right Email, Wrong Recipient. No Problem. Recall The company travel agent, Leah, sometimes gets some really insightful inside information about her client company – sent to her accidentally. Fortunately, she is a trusted outside contractor and politely replies to her client, “I think you did not intend to send this to me.” Oops? All of that sensitive business information intended to go to Leah in accounting, instead went to the outside travel agent [...]

Anti-whaling and Automated Wire Fraud Protection from RMail

February 28, 2020 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Whale Eats Shark. Whale Eats Nurse. Whale Eats $1.2mm Killer whales occasionally hunt sharks. When they do, it can be ugly. In a recent whaling attack (This is not a nature article. We are referring to the very tricky type of email “spear-phishing” impostor email attack), the poser sent an email to one of the most famous sharks (from the Shark Tank TV show); an email with an invoice for a real estate renovation. There was no hack of an email account. There were no s [...]

Save Yourself from Fake Emails, Use RMail

March 20, 2019 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Fake Facebook and Email Wow! What a beautiful vacation that friend of a friend posted in their Facebook account. It looks like the perfect family vacation; all smiles, all sun, some commentary about the perfect spot… Is the perfect life of your friends’ friend depressing you? How could their experiences be so perfect, while when you go on vacation, you are hit with reality; some rain, crowded hotels, delayed flights, travel stress, kids complaining… Well, wha [...]

Anti-Whaling Detection Service, That Runs Inside Microsoft Outlook

November 12, 2018 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Whaling is Flourishing, A $5 Billion Hacker Lottery Harpooning whales is (in most of the world) a thing of the past. This is good for the kind-hearted. But in the cyber world, harpooning “whales” is a thriving and fantastically profitable criminal profession. Who is doing the whaling? Sophisticated hackers start by purchasing your information from marketing companies and LinkedIn recruiter tools. They use basic automation tools to lure “whales [...]

Anti-Whaling Email Imposter Protection Alerts Spear Phishing Messages

August 14, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Imposter Email Lures White House Staff Email Prankster Threatens National Security Why was the newly minted White House communications director, Scaramucci, fired? We don’t know for sure. But an examination of his emails would have shown that he spent the weekend responding to spear phishing emails purported to be sent from Reince Preibus, former White House chief of staff. Politicians in Washington struggle to create their own identities and mai [...]

Tips to Consider to Start Securing Your Email

July 20, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

$100 Million IT Budget May Not Secure “The Human Factor” Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has joined a new club along with the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Citigroup. Each has fallen victim to an email prankster who, posing as a colleague or friend, sent email messages to them and tricked them into responding. Luckily no money or data was stolen. These banks spend millions on cybersecurity yet the weakest link is still the human factor. It’s easy to push [...]

Cyber Pirates Find Silver in Real Estate and Gold in Tech Invoicing

May 16, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Cyber pirates have found easy prey in real estate brokers, title agents and estate attorneys. Their emails are a treasure trove of information about pending transactions involving large wire transfers. Real estate buyers, eager to close the deal, blindly trust the email they receive and the advisors with whom they correspond. There are countless reports of home buyers who have wired their downpayment funds to cybercriminals posing as settlement agents, only to have the funds lo [...]