Cybersecurity basics still the key for preventing business email compromise


Well-organised cybercriminals lust after the big bucks, so hijacking business systems for cryptocurrency mining is on the decline, and business email compromise (BEC) is now the thing.

Sure, surreptitious mining continues to be feasible when the goal is shifted from the now processor-heavy Bitcoin to Monero and other currencies. But the payoff can still be bigger elsewhere, according to Chris Tappin, a Sydney-based principal consultant with Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Centre (VTRAC)

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