Major restaurant chains are frequently targeted by cybercriminals seeking access to sensitive company information, corporate email accounts, and to gain a foothold to install malware on POS systems. One of the main ways that access is gained is through phishing.
Phishing attacks on restaurant chains have risen significantly in recent years and sophisticated attacks are now the norm. The Anti Phishing Working Group reports that in the first quarter of 2016, more phishing attacks were detected than at any other point in history. A single response to a phishing email is all it takes for access to email accounts or networks to be gained and for sensitive data to be stolen or malware or ransomware installed.
With the threat of attacks rising, restaurant chains that fail to implement robust defenses against spam and phishing are likely to continue to experience costly data breaches and malware infections.
Keeping employee inboxes free from malware and blocking phishing attacks is seen as a critical element of the cybersecurity defenses of McDonalds (Philippines). The fast food restaurant chain knows that protecting devices, networks and email accounts from advanced spam campaigns requires an advanced anti-spam solution.
This week, TitanHQ has announced that it has now partnered with McDonalds and has completed the installation of its powerful anti-spam solution SpamTitan in all restaurants and McDonalds offices in the Philippines. The anti-spam solution adds an extra layer to the restaurant chain’s security defenses against malware and other cyber-threats and will help to keep employees’ inboxes free from phishing emails, malware, ransomware, and nuisance spam emails.
SpamTitan was chosen due to the excellent spam detection rate of more than 99.9%, the low false positive rate of just 0.03%, the ease of implementation, and simplicity of maintenance. “SpamTitan’s best feature is that it simply works as promised with immediate results. The product is incredibly powerful and yet simple to manage,” said McDonalds (Philippines) IT manager Ramon Rivera III.