a compromised supplier of Datrix's
Once a known contact gets compromised you're going to be in the firing line and security tools can only go so far.
Nice to see that the boss here has a realistic outlook on the problem.
Cloud-'n'-comms biz Datrix has suffered a phishing attack that resulted in some customers' contact details being compromised – though the company reckons it contained the attack within 15 minutes. The London-based firm sent an email to its customers earlier this week, seen by El Reg, confirming it had been "the target of a …
"Datrix told its customers in a fresh email alerting them to the incident. Company reps also phoned all of those who had been emailed by the phishers to ensure the warning got through, Wirszycz told us."
This is how a breach should be dealt with. Yes, you shouldn't click on links in e-mails, but it will occasionally happen. The point is, when it does, to be ready and swing into action immediately. Afterwards, you need to assess the damage quickly, alert everyone compromised, and be up-front about what happened. The extra phone call is just another layer of security.
Most other companies could learn from this response.
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Oddly enough, Chrome views them as the same when I search for them on the page while other applications do not. That looks like a bad implementation to me and makes me wonder if it is open to abuse. Unicode strikes again!
Yeah, I get ticked at phone apps. Too often what I intended to be scrolling was taken as a single click. There's a serious design problem here. And, even for those that never run into this problem, email links should still never, ever just take off on a single click.
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