EMAIL ATTACK? Cyberattack.
As a part of working in the global freight ecosystem, you probably noticed once or twice a week that you are getting suspicious emails from an unknown sender. Sometimes hackers will send you mail that looks exactly like it someone from your organization. They will try to convince you to reset the user name and password to lock your files or implement malware into the organization.
Ask Maersk & TNT; both have lost over $6000M together in one cyber attack. In addition to the bottleneck created and reputation damage.
The ecosystem is heavily relying on email as their internal and external way of communication. Both customers and colleagues. Huge cyber constant cyber threat.
Even though great companies like slack, front, and others prove that breaking out of the email is more efficient, the email still plays a key role in the transportation & logistics industry.
Until that happens, Hackers love the ecosystem. Many money is wired every day internationally; most of the commands and money exchange and payments are led by earlier mail conversation, so global freight is like a candy shop for hackers. According to the horizon, 94% of malware is coming from email! Despite all the firewalls and anti-virus layers.
So as much as we use email for back and forth communication, we increase the risk. So what are the options?
Use internal chat
2. Use other platforms to contact customers (by invitation ONLY)
3. Minimize small talks over the mail
4. Check any mail that looks suspicious
5. Make check call before wire money
6. Do not open attached files from an unknown sender
7. Never give by mail username & password
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