The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week warned about a “dramatic” increase in so-called “CEO fraud,” e-mail scams in which the attacker spoofs a message from the boss and tricks someone at the organization into wiring funds to the fraudsters. The FBI estimates these scams have cost organizations more than $2.3 billion in losses over the past three years.
[http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/ceo-fraud/, Brian Kebs]
As I’m sure many of you have noticed, there has been a CEO email scam going around the past few months where the email directs you to send a wire transfer on the orders of the CEO. The email often appear to come from somebody higher-up but in reality this is just spoofing, or pretending, to be from a legitimate account.
Here are some details on the scam for your knowledge: http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/ceo-fraud/
As always, if something looks IN ANY WAY fishy (even 0.000000000000001% doubt), do not open the email and contact Epyon for all your IT needs. Epyon Website
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