Anti-phishing solution to help secure your company

Published by Robert Idrizovic on

Ransomware is malicious software, which tries to extort money from its victims. The demands are actually very simple: Pay the ransom, or have your data compromised, deleted, or have your entire operations shut down completely. Malicious software is easy to buy and it’s a lucrative business through which criminals make demands on individuals and corporations by pretending to be a trusted entity of some kind – often a real or plausibly real person, or a company the victim might do business with. Most of these attacks starts with phishing emails or websites, but there are anti-phishing solutions available designed for businesses. 

The oldest trick in the book

Everyone is aware of phishing, so why is it on our agenda now? Phishing techniques are becoming more sophisticated, and that is why you need a tool to help you catch these phishing attacks, before someone is caught clicking on a malicious link or so.

It’s one of the oldest types of cyberattacks, going all the way back to the 1990s, and is still one of the most well-known and harmful ones. Phishing cyberattacks use trick emails, which make the recipient believe the message is something they want or need to act on — a request from their bank, for instance, or something from someone in their company — and make them click on a link or download an attachment.

But it’s not just emails any more, as phishing sites are also becoming an increasing problem. Phishing sites are sometimes called “carbon copy”. One of the hardest phishing tricks to detect may be these carbon copy sites – the site could be your bank’s website, and you would not be able to spot that it is fake. And that’s exactly why your company may very well need a solution to prevent these attacks.

ReTrust can be used as an anti-phishing solution. But how?

When scammers send out scam emails, they nearly always link to a copy of the site they intend to imitate. A typical scammer will do this by ripping the entire content off the original site. If the site is protected by ReTrust, that will include the Trusteer snippets. The scammer will typically not go through each resource and evaluate, if that resource should be included in their scam,  because scammers don’t spend much time on each scam, but try to finish as many scam jobs as possible in as little time as possible. The scammer will create an identical-looking site on a different domain, as they won’t have access to a subdomain of the original, protected domain. (And even if they do have access, they don’t want to incriminate themselves.)

When the Trusteer snippet runs on a website that is not on the original, protected domain, it will send an alert to the Trusteer system that a phishing campaign is underway. The customer can subscribe to this alert system, so they will be notified specifically too.

The alert can even include the login username/email address, so the customer can invalidate the phished, before the scammer tries to access the user’s account. Finally, the customer can notify their user of what happened and how to perform a password reset.

Are you ready to protect your website? Reach out to us, and we’ll get cracking! 

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