Email domains for popular shipping companies in the UK are not well protected against phishing, spoofing and other forms of fraud, making them the perfect attack vector for this Black Friday and the rest of the holiday season. This, according to a new report from Tesian, claims that the situation could be significantly worse than last year due to problems with various supply chains and inadequate security in his protocols.
According to the company, a scammer can easily spoof his domain in the emails of her two-thirds (64%) of the top shipping carriers.
Around this time last year, the company detected 90,000 of his phishing attacks. That’s more than triple his number in the weeks leading up to Black Friday. Tessian CEO Tim Sadler commented: “That’s why it’s so important to question every message you receive and always think before you click.” Experts say this is the first and most common warning message, so recipients should always be on the lookout for typos and other spelling mistakes. , you need to verify the sender’s identity by making sure that the sender’s name and email address match.
Only one-fifth (20%) of the top global couriers have domain-based authentication, reporting, and compliance (DMARC) configured to their strictest settings, indicating that malicious actors are It enables direct spoofing. Pretending to be a courier and trying to trick people into giving up passwords and other valuable personal information is nothing new. A third (33%) of UK consumers have already received such phishing emails this year, but Tessian said those numbers “spike” between Black Friday and Christmas.
Malicious actors often disguise brand names so that readers do not take the time to research email domains. Ultimately, most shippers and retailers have multiple communication channels open all the time. Consumers can do their due diligence by contacting the company directly to verify the authenticity of any messages they receive.
- Prior to Black Friday, delivery phishing schemes had already increased
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