Business Email Compromised

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I have a scary story to share. Imagine you’re an accountant for your company and you receive an email from your CEO requesting a funds transfer for a time-sensitive acquisition. He says a lawyer will be in touch to provide more details. You get the lawyer’s email, complete with an authorization letter that includes your […]

Verifying an Email Sender’s Identity

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Recently, someone hacked the personal Gmail account of “Susan”, one of our client’s bosses, and started sending emails requesting that a supplier’s invoice be paid via bank transfer. Our customer was suspicious of the email because their practice was usually to pay by cheque and replied asking if this was really Susan. The response came […]