SCHUTZWERK holds a talk about phishing attacks at the 10. Ulmer Logistiktag

Talk about phishing attacks

Ulmer Logistiktag

Phishing attacks are omnipresent and currently one of the most spread variants to attack companies. Also logistics companies are affected. Due to their strong dependency on IT (e. g. in the field of warehouse management, dispatching and transport) phishing attacks are always on the agenda.

Christoph Wolfert focused within his talk on so called spear phishing attacks via email. In this attack variant the victims are targeted, in contrast to a spread attack. Based on a successful attack, the IT-System of the victim is mostly used as a so called jump host to execute further attacks.

Primary objective of the attackers is e. g. to gain access on sensitive company related data or to encrypt data in order to extort ransom money (Ransomware).

Besides an example demo of a spear phishing attack via email, the participants also got important recommendations how to protect against these kind of attacks.

Within the following Q&A session as well as in the lunch break, there were enough time to exchange on information, IT and cyber security topics.

Further information are available on the IHK website.