Hackers are increasingly targeting companies at an alarming rate. It only takes one click to bring the services of a company to a halt. Most believe that having the best firewalls in place will mitigate this risk, but in reality their most vulnerable firewall is the human firewall. Security training and awareness most be continuous to keep up with ever-evolving threats. Especially since hackers are always one day ahead of the firewalls that protect you.
A dangerous new phishing threat has appeared with the ability to evade detection by anti-virus software. This should prompt reminders to employees to be wary of clicking unfamiliar links from known business partner email. Remember, One Click + One Person = Cyber Attack!
In recently observed attacks, PowerPoint Show files (.PPSX files) are being abused to deliver malware. Earlier this month, security researchers at Trend Micro blogged that, as part of the attack, the threat actors sent email masquerading as a business partner to deliver the malicious document as an attachment to a spear-phishing email.
For more information on reducing the risk of your next cyber security attack, please contact your local UHY Advisors professional.