Case Studies

Case study of an email hack

Time and time again, email has proven to be the most popular means by which hackers target accounting firms. 3 out of 4 companies are receiving an increased number of email-based threats, according to a study conducted throughout 2021. Email-based threats can range from simple phishing attempts to sophisticated ransomware attacks that can cause serious […] Read more

Spotting The Phishing Scam

One in every 99 emails is a phishing email. Are your team members aware of the red flags that a crafty phishing email exhibits? Only one careless click is needed to expose your sensitive client data to malicious actors. Ensure that your team knows common red flags to look out for in a phishing email […] Read more

Why today’s Accounting firms need to look at password management

Let’s be honest, It’s difficult to create and remember secure passwords for a few different accounts, let alone the dozens of accounts you handle at your accounting firm every day. While retail password managers do a good job of keeping passwords in one place, they don’t have the advanced security features and access control that’s […] Read more

The ‘Fake Illustrator’ Copyright Infringement Scam

Emails are the number one security risk for accountants and are a prime target for hackers. Hackers target emails as they’re the easiest systems to attack and contain the most sensitive data for a firm. Using an automation system, hackers can send out almost a thousand emails within a short second, meaning it’s no surprise that inboxes and junk folders are full of spam daily.    Most […] Read more

Common Scams During The COVID-19 Period

Over $3,360,000 have been lost since the outbreak of COVID-19 (Scamwatch, 2020).  The ‘new normal’ brought many challenges with it, and scammers and cyber criminals took full advantage of this new state of living.   Here are the most common scams we have seen in the past 6 months: Superannuation Scam In April, scammers took full […] Read more
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