If you own a business, you know how detrimental hacking can be. All forms of communication need to be closely guarded and monitored for potential threats. Communication is essential to any business, but what happens when these communications are vulnerable to attack? Email hacking is one of the most common forms of cyberattack and the most harmful. As shown by the recent story of a lawyer’s email being hacked and costing their client over $700,000, all businesses need to invest in top-tier security measures to protect their data and their client’s data. Sekur is the solution to your cybersecurity needs.
The consequences of business email compromise (BEC) can be life-changing. Leila Meltzer, a longtime resident of the Upper West Side in New York City, recently lost her life savings to an email hacking scam. Metlzer was preparing to purchase a new apartment with the help of her real estate lawyer, Debra M. Powell. Meltzer had been living in the same 575-square-foot studio apartment for many years. The 77-year-old had the opportunity to purchase a 739-square-foot apartment with a balcony in the same building and planned on using family inheritance and her life savings to buy the larger space. She set aside $849,000 to complete the purchase.
In October 2021, Meltzer’s dreams were dashed. She received an email from Powell asking her to wire the remaining $746,100 to complete her acquisition of the new apartment, but the email was not from Powell at all. Powell’s email had been hacked, and the hackers received and withdrew the money before Meltzer realized what had happened. There was no chance of getting her money back. Meltzer has now filed a lawsuit against Powell, citing Powell’s utter lack of cybersecurity as the reason her life savings have vanished.
As shown by this case, business email compromise is an issue that needs to be taken seriously. Not only did Powell’s client lose all of her savings and was unable to purchase the new apartment, but Powell is now the subject of a high-profile lawsuit. Protecting your business communication is of utmost importance. Sekur is a cybersecurity company that provides several solutions to this issue. SekurMail, SekurMessenger, and SekurVPN offer businesses a high level of security and privacy against hackers. Products like the SekurSend/SekurReply function from the SekurMail solution, Chat-by-Invite feature of the SekurMessenger and the SekurVPN, all contain encryption technology and a no datamine policy that helps prevent and eliminate threats. Businesses using these Sekur features have very secure and private e-communication platforms.
Sekur keeps all client data safe on its servers in Switzerland, a country with much stricter online privacy laws than the US. Selling data, data mining, and tracking internet traffic are all common practices in America, but Sekur never partakes in these potentially dangerous activities. Sekur is committed to keeping all of its clients’ data completely private and safe from hackers looking for data patterns to find vulnerable businesses.
Cybersecurity practices evolve constantly, and having a cutting-edge company like Sekur on your side can make all the difference. Look at Meltzer’s story as a cautionary tale, and make sure your business and the businesses you work with have proper cybersecurity measures in place.