austin, texas, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Since 2020, Google has identified and delisted 2 million websites for launching phishing attacks, an army of nefarious websites that Cisco says has affected 86% of all global businesses. In the current climate, Integris advises companies to prepare for these three types of new attacks:
#1: False but realistic requests
Hackers can research your business well enough to play the role of a potential new customer or existing vendor in your system. They will ask you to download your RFP or enter your new bank information into their system so they can pay your latest bill. With just a few clicks, your employees could download a worm onto your system or open your bank account to thieves.
How to fix it:
Requiring to investigate the person or company before complying with the request.
#2: Social Media Extortion
Most people know better than to put their contact information and emails on social media accounts set to “public.” That information is all a hacker needs to set up an account in your employee’s name on harmful websites, such as child pornography sites. Hackers can use that “proof” to extort employees into handing over their corporate passwords.
How to fix it:
Teach employees to only use in-app messages on social networking sites and never give out their personal or professional emails.
#3: AI-Assisted Impersonation
Hackers can take a sample of your CEO’s voice using AI technology and then use that sample to call your accounts receivable department. “Add this new vendor to the system and transfer this money,” they may say, sounding exactly like their CEO. When employees realize it wasn’t their CEO who made that call, the money will be gone without a trace.
How to fix it:
Request keywords, account numbers, or other forms of two-factor verification. Without exceptions.
For more information on how to prevent cybersecurity breaches, visit the Integris website at www.integrisit.com/blog.
Integris is a premier nationwide managed IT services provider dedicated to helping our customers stay one step ahead of their IT infrastructure and data security needs. Integris offers strategic IT consulting services, hardware and software management, networking, a 24/7 service desk, on-site installation/troubleshooting, cyber security monitoring, backup solutions and plus. Founded in 2021 from the merger of several like-minded MSPs, Integris offers clients the power of a nationwide network, with the personalized service of an MSP near the local market. With 500 employees now serving 1,200 customers in 10 states and counting, Integris looks forward to rapid expansion in the US. For a list of current locations, visit: www.integrisit.com.
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