An FACC employee wired 50 million euros after receiving emailed instructions from someone posing as FACC’s CEO. This forced the company to report a financial loss to investors which would have otherwise shown net positive earnings. FACC, whose customers include Airbus (EPA: AIR), Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Dassault (AM:EN), fired its CEO after he "severely violated his duties". The company’s CFO was also terminated.
The scam is known as the “Fake President” fraud. By using a fake email address that resembles that of the President’s, the scammer convinces an employee, usually working in the finance department, to make an bank wire transfer to a third party on the grounds of a debt to pay, a provision in contract or a purchase deposit. The order is given with authority and urgency. The scammer has usually done enough research on the target company to give them the necessary arguments to convince the victim to act in accordance with the request. More about this topic...
Pearl Echo 12 Monitors and Controls Encrypted Communications
Philadelphia, PA – June 15, 2016 - Pearl Software released Echo Crypto.View™ as part of its latest line of Internet monitoring and web filtering products. Echo Crypto.View provides administrators with full insight into encrypted communications including secure web (HTTPS) as well as secure email (SSL). Pearl’s real-time and remote endpoint security suite includes the ability to safely monitor and control communications that have been protected with encryption without the use of complicated proxy servers or Internet traffic redirection. More about this topic...
Extensive Pearl Echo Block and Allow lists are typically not necessary when using Echo.Filters, our URL categorization database. Despite the size of your control lists, it’s advisable to properly format and maintain control lists to ensure peak efficiency at your managed endpoints.
The following brief video discusses managing your lists including proper use of wild cards: Managing Control Lists
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Pearl Echo is not a proxy server. Internet traffic will flow via the path that it normally does when Pearl Echo is not installed. The Pearl Echo workstation agent resident on an endpoint will only “echo” back data necessary for reporting; it also periodically gathers Internet access rules set for the user at the Pearl Echo server.
As an example of overhead, CNN.com will deliver over 10.5MB in content and images from their web page. Pearl Echo will log 9800 bytes to the Pearl Echo server. That’s less than 0.09% overhead! This is described pictorially in this video.
Those Famous Dirty Words
By pressing the "F3" key, Pearl Echo automatically searches the active log based on George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words". For more information on this topic see https://www.pearlsoftware.com/help/carlin.htm.
You can right-click on any entry in a Pearl Echo Log Window to link to and view a site, restore data like email content and chat, update a control list or decode email attachments.
For Web sites you can also view the Echo.Filters category to which the web site belongs.
Auto-Refresh the Activity Log
To automatically update the Pearl Echo Activity Log, select "Auto-Refresh" from the File menu. While in Auto-Refresh mode other Pearl Echo console features are unavailable. Press Alt+F5 to escape Auto-Refresh mode.
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
You can inform users of your Acceptable Use Policy by summarizing it in the Warning message box in the Options menu. Your message can be a maximum of 256 characters.
You can also set you user's browser to redirect to an web page that hosts your AUP.