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Title Agents losing funds in Payoff Fraud


Hackers have truly unlocked a cold rush of money as they continue to steal unsuspecting buyers and sellers funds in the property buy and sell transaction. However Title Companies have become an increasing target from hackers because of bigger payouts.

Hackers are now using VOICE calls to swipe your funds!


Listen to this Real Estate Broker share how they almost lost their funds due to an email phishing scam using Docusign

Email Header extraction


Discover how to extract the data from your email headers to identify who is sending you email.

ChatFortress Partners with Ironscales to eliminate Email Phishing attacks at your Email Inbox


ChatFortress Partners with Ironscales to eliminate Email Phishing attacks at your Email Inbox. Email phishing attacks is a major problem for business owners and consumers.

Orlando homebuyers lose $46,000 in title company impostor scheme! Lawsuit blames realtor's lax security protocol


This hack was made possible due to a Real Estate Agent failing to secure their systems. The matter has escalated to a court case resulting in the Real Estate Agent being sued for breaching their own policy. Even though there was a disclaimer yet the Agents actions have created a liability.

Title Company Scam $400,000 Deposit from Closing Scam


Hackers dupe woman into wiring them $400,000 after faking emails from title company

Home buyer closing scam costs Alabama family $250K


It's known as the Closing Cost Scam. Home buyers are tricked into sending thousands of dollars to cyberthieves who intercept emails. These scams are up 11 000 percent from 2015 to 2017 in the real estate sector. May of 2018 saw the highest number of victims. Nationwide losses reported at $1.1 billion. Like everywhere else Alabama is getting hit according to the FBI One home buyer lost $250 000. Another case was reported just last week.

State Supreme Court judge loses over $1M in real estate email scam


A state Supreme Court judge was scammed out of more than $1 million after being fooled by an email she thought had been sent by her real estate lawyer, the Daily News has learned. Acting State Supreme Court Justice Lori Sattler, 51, was duped while trying to sell her apartment and buy another, sources said.

Aaron Cole Story


Listen to Aaron explain how wire fraud couldn't happen to him.

What to do about wire transfer fraud


Here are the 3 steps you need to take if you have been a victim of wire transfer fraud! Act fast because the sooner you can take action the more likely you will be to recover your funds.

Brokers beware is your Docusign email legit?


Listen to this Real Estate Broker share how they almost lost their funds due to an email phishing scam using Docusign

Title Companies Compromised on Dark Web


Title Companies Compromised on Dark Web. ChatFortress completed a test of 141 title companies to see how many companies had compromised username and password information on the dark web. The results were scary!

ChatFortress Secure Chat Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some of the common questions we get about the ChatFotress Secure Chat product.

City of Ellensburg loses $185K to Cyber Scammers disguised as vendor


City of Ellensburg loses $185K to Cyber Scammers disguised as vendor

How much does a data breach cost?


Do you know the true cost of a data breach or a hack? That's right if your data is compromised what will it cost you?

Anti-Phishing Requires A Three-Pronged Strategy: Technical Controls, End-user Controls and Process Automation


Email phishing remains the most commonly exploited attack vector despite many organizations making significant financial investments in phishing awareness training, DMARC and gateway-level email security tools. According to research from CyberDB, 156 million phishing emails are sent out every day and email users receive up to 20 phishing emails each month. This whitepaper explores how modern phishing techniques, such as business email compromise (BEC), ransomware, spear-phishing and advanced persistent threats (APTs) are meticulously designed to defeat traditional email security approaches and how The ChatFortress Email Guardian and Ironscales’ advanced threat protection platform is uniquely built to addresses the contemporary techniques of phishers.

How a phishing attack almost took down a power company


The increase in cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure is gaining the world’s attention. While many organizations are hesitant to report any attempted or successful breach, the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) in the United States reported a 20% uptick in attacks between 2015 and 2016.

ELIMINATING TARGETED PHISHING EMAIL ATTACK ON FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY THROUGH AUTOMATION AND AWARENESS


Cybersecurity is an important element in every employees daily tasks. If an employee, contractor or vendor has access to your email. You should be implementing an email phishing and training awareness program. The financial services industry is a prime target for cybercrime, with hackers targeting financial services firms 300 percent more than any other sector. A common and, frankly, simple method cyber criminals use to access an enterprise’s confidential and personal information is through phishing attacks. In fact, phishing attacks surged by 250 percent in the first quarter of 2016 - the highest ever since 2004, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Ransomware… it’s only something on the news right?


Ransomware is a trending for of malware that locks users out of their file or device. The Ransomware then demands payment in-exchange for releasing the device. Sometimes threats are made along the lines of either deleting the data or exposing it publicly. Ransomware is a trending for of malware that locks users out of their file or device. The Ransomware then demands payment in-exchange for releasing the device. Sometimes threats are made along the lines of either deleting the data or exposing it publicly.

Ransomware Attack short list for July 2019


Ransomware Attack short list for July 2019. Note that this data is from reported data only. There are many more attacks for July 2019. But this gives you insight into the number of companies that are vulnerable. *Yes we all are vulnerable. Hackers have no preference and are equal opportunity attackers.*

How does email phishing work?


Discover how email phishing works and how hackers use email to steal your data and money.

Six common misconceptions about cybersecurity


Which of these six common misconceptions are increasing your risk and liability when it comes to cybersecurity.

The Seven Essentials of a Modern Email Security Platform


How businesses can reduce the time from phishing attack detection to response from hours and days to just seconds. Did you know that any organization, regardless of size and the number of in-house security personnel employed, can now automatically prevent, detect and respond to all types of sophisticated phishing techniques in real-time. Now imagine how much time, money and resources it could save your company and how much burden might be alleviated from your Security and IT teams?

8 types of hacking and social engineering attack campaigns


Here are the 8 common types of email phishing attacks that hackers use to steal your identity.

2019 Data Breaches - Short List


Data breach Attack short list for 2019. Note that this data is from reported data only. There are many more attacks for July 2019. But this gives you insight into the number of companies that are vulnerable. *Yes we all are vulnerable. Hackers have no preference and are equal opportunity attackers.*