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A New Twist in Account Takeover

posted Feb 11, 2014, 5:07 PM by web admin   [ updated Feb 11, 2014, 5:10 PM by Kyle Horst ]

(December 3, 2013)

The FBI is warning of a new type of email scam, dubbed "man-in-the-e-mail", targeting businesses.  In one specific attack, legitimate emails between two businesses were intercepted, then subsequent emails were spoofed impersonating each company to the other.  The businesses were fooled into sending money to bank accounts controlled by the fraudsters.  Education campaigns and consistent social engineering testing of staff are the best lines of defense to mitigate spear phishing attempts.

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