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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:21

Business email compromise on the rise: report

The number and and variety of email fraud, otherwise known as business email compromise, is on the rise, according to a report from security company Proofpoint, which looked at incidents in the third quarter of 2017.

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Malicious email volumes soared in the third quarter 2017, increasing 85% from the prior quarter, according to a new security threat report from Proofpoint that reveals much of this increase was driven by an explosion of email with malicious URLs linking to hosted malware.

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Security firm Proofpoint says it has found evidence that a number of extensions for Google's Chrome browser were hijacked and used to divert traffic and substitute advertisements on victims' browsers. The targets appear to have been Windows users.

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