Beware of emails from Thomas Cook

Beware of emails from Thomas Cook

Phishers are known to jump on any running board. Special caution is, therefore, required with mails originating from Thomas Cook in the light of recent events.

The insolvent tour operator issued a warning via Twitter and its homepage against fraudulent e-mails promising refund on trips booked via Thomas Cook. Cyber crooks attempted to use this scam to gain access to sensitive data such as passport and credit card details. Thomas Cook has since then emphasized that no emails of the kind have been sent to customers. It has further advised the recipients to ignore and delete these mails.

In addition to caution and training, companies need to adapt to new technologies to protect their employees’ mailboxes from similar malware, spam and phishing. Retarus Email Security, for example, contains a dedicated phishing filter that continues to use additional data obtained through machine learning for some time now.

The filter detects URLs from fake websites in incoming e-mails reliably and secures Retarus customers against possible phishing attacks. According to Gartner (Fighting Phishing, Neil Wynne, Jonathan Care, 30 November 2017), “by 2020, 60 percent of the companies will have fallen victim to a phishing campaign that forged their brand names and logos.”

Customers and prospects can find out more about Retarus’ Secure Email Platform at it-sa 2019 in Nuremberg from October 8-10, 2019. There we will unveil, amongst other things, our new Email Continuity, an “active” backup solution for your email infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

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