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How the Quick Thinking of a Staff Member Saved a Perth Business Potentially Thousands of Dollars

The quick thinking of a staff member of Perth based Fleet leasing company, Easifleet, really did save the company potentially thousands of dollars as a nasty malware was hidden within a compromised Dropbox account of a client of theirs.

It seemed legitimate enough, an Easifleet staff member received a couple of emails from a client’s Dropbox account. She receives emails from this client from time to time, with documents being transferred via Dropbox. This time, however, was different. Firstly, she wasn’t expecting any documents, also there was more than one email sent.

Some quick looks and a recommendation to perhaps touch base with the sender and see if they were indeed trying to send something through resulted in the client being made aware their Dropbox account had been compromised.

The staff member decided to place call to Easifleet’s IT support company, Domain Digital, just to “ask the question”. Some quick looks and a recommendation to perhaps touch base with the sender and see if they were indeed trying to send something through resulted in the client being made aware their Dropbox account had been compromised.

The links had been sent to their entire Dropbox email database with a particularly nasty malware attached to the links. The presence of mind, the ongoing education of staff in and around phishing and detection of other suspicious emails, truly saved the company.

Domain Digital’s online training and education platform could help your staff upskill and educate themselves as to what may constitute a suspicious email or a genuine phishing attempt. To find out more about how this can benefit you and your staff contact the Domain Digital team

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