Recently several of our clients’ employees received an email message in which an attacker claimed to have compromised an account or claimed to have used a machine’s onboard camera to take a video of the employee in a compromising position. Many of these messages were forwarded to the Symplexity SOC, and every one of them was found to be part of a simple blackmail scam. 

While these messages are generally quarantined by anti-spam technology, certain characteristics may cause some to occasionally make it through the filter. If you receive one, use your Phish Alert button to flag the message as a phishing attempt and delete the message.  

Security technology dramatically reduces the number of phishing messages that we receive in our inboxes, but it’s no substitute for security awareness. By complementing one with the other, we stand the best chance of protecting our organizations from these growing threats. 

If you have questions or concerns, contact us at info@symplexity.com or 260-432-1364

Ross is the CISO at Symplexity. He has achieved CCIE Security and CISSP certifications, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and has 20 years of experience in the fields of computer and network security engineering and consulting. Ross provides virtual CISO services for our Symplexity Secure clients and helps them to identify information security risks and implement administrative, procedural, and technical controls to mitigate. He works effectively with both technical and managerial personnel and is a trusted resource for our clients.

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