Emirates NBD issued a statement to its customers warning that they should be aware of a new phishing attack. A customer receiving an email with the subject line ‘VAT Refund Notification’ claiming to be from Emirates NBD is a phishing e-mail.
Phishing email: https://twitter.com/mo_speak/status/1055074251324252161
Phishing website: https://twitter.com/Dashowl/status/1056951965974958081
Mimecast’s second-annual State of Email Security report revealed that more than 90% of global organizations reported the volume of phishing attacks have increased or stayed the same in past 12 months. Email-based attacks are constantly evolving and this research demonstrates the need for organizations to adopt a cyber resilience strategy that goes beyond a defense-only approach. This is more than just an ‘IT problem
In line with this, please find below a comment from Jeff Ogden, General Manager – Middle East at Mimecast on this news.
| Jeff Ogden, General Manager – Middle East at Mimecast, commented:
“VAT refund scams are simple in nature but are a good indication of the frequency, variety and the regional specificity of email impersonation attacks. Although these initial attacks don’t appear to carry malware, stolen credentials or personal information can be used for follow-up attacks on all types of organisations. Consumer and employee awareness is important to help stop these cyber-attacks and it’s great to see Emirates NBD on the educational count-offensive with prompt warnings and videos on social media.”