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(Stay Alert) Inside E-Mail Compromise: What Small & Medium Businesses Need to Know

Recently, we were contacted regarding two different incidents of Business Email Compromise (BEC), where there was an attempt to redirect wire transfers from individuals to another bank account. One was successful and the victim lost six figures, one was interdicted because of an attentive individual who picked up the phone to ask, “Uh, are you sure this is right?” This kind of fraud is increasing and are more specifically targeted towards smaller firms and individuals trying to redirect high-dollar transactions.

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BrightTALK Webcast: December 13. John Bambenek Talks Predictions for 2019's Threat Landscape.

As part of BrightTALK's 2019 Trends and Predictions Webcast series, ThreatSTOP's VP of Security and Research, John Bambenek, is talking specifically about social engineering and phishing on this December 13th episode. Check out the details here:

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US House Unanimously Passes Email Warrant Bill

The US House has passed a bill to repeal a Regan-era law allowing law enforcement to request copies of emails, and data older than 180 days. The 1986 email privacy law was written to establish electronic documents older than six months as abandoned. This allowed the government to consider the data 'garbage' and request copies of it from service providers without a warrant.

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