It’s nothing new that attackers and scammers use popular events and national or regional crisis situations as lures to get victims to fall for their schemes.
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games are right around the corner. From the lighting of the torch to the closing ceremonies, excited fans will be engaging on social media from August 5 to August 21.
On June 14, the FBI once again increased its estimate of exposed losses caused by business email compromise (BEC) attacks to $3.1B worldwide.
Fraudsters create fake social media accounts for many reasons. They may want to use your brand’s popularity to distribute malware, ads, pornography, or hate speech. Alternatively, they might want to protest or embarrass your brand.
Staying ahead of cybercriminals requires two key elements: best-of-breed technology and intelligence that keeps pace with the threat landscape. Proofpoint is committed to helping our customers protect their employees, the information they create, and their brands.