Queensland Law Society

Is your email being automatically forwarded to Cybercriminals?

Most Queensland Solicitors are now aware of the spate of email substitution attacks that have allowed cybercriminals to steal trust funds from a dozen firms.

There have been a number of intrusion methods. One that has become more apparent in the last few weeks is the use of automatic forwarding rules in Microsoft Outlook to send a copy of incoming & outgoing mail to the hostile party.

It is quite easy to check whether this has happened, and the steps in the guide below only take a few seconds.