Cyber resilience expert on email security
Hiwot Mendahun, cyber resilience expert at email security firm Mimecast, commented: “Email connects the world’s leaders, businesses and everyday individuals, whatever their status or intent yet was never designed with security in mind.
This prank follows a rise in similar attacks asking for wire transfers or confidential data like HR records or tax information. Spear phishing and impersonation attacks are easy to launch with free email addresses or by registering lookalike domains. Mobile email users are particularly vulnerable. All organizations need to consider stamping external emails with simple warnings and conduct regular training to help employees recognize possible scams.”