Minimizing your internet footprint is more important now than it has ever been in the past. One significant need for increased online security is because of a hacking trend called business email compromise, or BEC. This is a cybercriminal activity where outside parties gain access to private and business emails, often cyberstalking the victim for weeks or months in advance and posing as a businessperson or other professional authority to dupe them through fake emails. The threat of substantial financial losses online is real, and BEC is putting a tangible dent in the world’s economy. Placing themselves on the frontlines of the battle to safeguard your finances is Sekur Private Data Ltd., traded on the US OTC exchange (OTCQB:SWISF), which offers secure and private solutions to protect individuals and businesses from cybercrime.
Recently, a woman who fell victim to BEC has filed a lawsuit against her attorney, claiming that the hackers posed as her real estate attorney and effectively tricked her into wiring them $746,100. The victim was living in a studio in Lincoln Towers on the Upper West Side of NYC, when she was offered an opportunity to purchase a much larger apartment in the same building. The new apartment cost $849,000, and she paid a 10% down payment. The victim received an email in October 2021 from her real estate attorney requesting that she wire transfer the remaining $746,100. What neither the victim nor her attorney knew, however, was that the latter’s email account had been stolen by hackers who posed as the attorney.
In this case, the woman who was made the victim was forced to cancel the purchase of her new home, losing her family inheritance and life savings. Since the hackers who perpetrated this crime are untraceable, the lawsuit mentioned above has been filed against the victim’s real estate attorney, saying that she failed to take the most basic steps to protect the victim from cyber fraud. The victim, in this instance, is not alone. In 2021, nearly 20,000 BECs were reported to the FBI, and the frequency of attacks has only risen over the last two years. However, protecting oneself from cyber fraud can be a daunting task. There are many offers, and not all of them work or work well enough to trust. Sekur is an established data privacy and security company taking the challenge of protecting against BECs seriously.
With an emphasis on safeguarding business emails, the company is launching a split-level feature that ensures privacy protection at the highest level. At the same time, Sekur is offering high-level protection without the expense of transferring an entire company’s email service. With services such as SekurSend and SekurReply, senders and receivers are protected even if the receiver is not a Sekur client.
In a world that is steadily evolving online, Sekur is addressing perhaps the most crucial need—the cybersecurity market. By offering a wide range of security solutions, subscribers can take heed in knowing that their emails are protected. Sekur already offers SekurMail and SekurMessenger but is actively launching several other high-end security solutions, such as Enterprise and SekurVPN. Subscribers can choose to bundle products for a discount to suit their specific needs by going to the Sekur website. Don’t lose out to BEC. Strengthen your defense and protect yourself with Sekur Private Data Ltd.