We've all heard of phishing attacks and the rise of cyber crime but very few businesses we speak to actually think it could happen to them.
But the truth is, it can happen to any business, at any time. Take two of the world's biggest (and you'd think safest) companies in the world, Facebook and Google. Over a two-year span, a corporate imposter convinced accounting departments at the two tech companies to make transfers worth tens of millions of dollars. By the time the companies figured out what was going on, over $100 million had been lost.
Most phishing attacks tend to have distinct patterns: criminals will send fake emails either asking for sensitive information (such as bank details or even direct payments), or containing links to fake websites. They will either impersonate someone in your organisation and try to trick you into sending money to specific accounts, steal your details to sell on, or try to access and use your company's information for political reasons.