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News about the latest CEO fraud attacks. See how the bad guys actually do this and how much money companies lose to this type of scam.

Finally, The Criminals Pay in CEO Fraud Scam

Some good news finally. It seems that the bad guys do get caught sometimes. In this case, 70 cybercriminals in the U.S. and Nigeria.
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Surprise! What's The Country Where All The CEO Fraud Gangs Are?

A new study by Agari concludes that, despite all the attention nation-state espionage services have been getting for their phishing attacks, the big threat still comes from criminal gangs.
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The Class Action Litigation Consequences of Business Email Compromise Attacks

Sunil Shenoi, Seth Traxler and Gianni Cutri are partners at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and advise clients on a variety of data security issues, including responding to data security incidents, ...
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CEO Fraud Costs Major Airline Millions Of Dollars

This week the international carrier Japan Airlines (JAL) admitted it had fallen victim to CEO Fraud that cost it 384 million yen (about $3.39 million). The incidents took place in ...
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‚ÄčTrend Micro: CEOs Are The Most Spoofed

Trend Micro researchers reported that  cybercriminals spoofed the CEO email address the most, with CFOs and finance directors being the top attack targets. In their 2017 Midyear Security ...
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MacEwan University Victim Of $11.8M CEO Fraud

CBC News reported that an Edmonton, Canada university was the victim of a $11.8 million CEO fraud attack after staff failed to call one of its vendors to verify whether emails requesting ...
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Nigerian Phishers Have Gone to School and Gotten Their CEO Fraud Diploma

The FBI calls CEO Fraud "Business Email Compromise" (BEC) and it has become a highly lucrative threat vector for attackers. According to IC3, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, ...
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The RopeMaker Exploit Can CHANGE An Already Delivered Email

Our friends at Mimecast are warning against something scary! This is a sobering example of why scanners and filters will always be behind in the security arms race... They wrote: "Most ...
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CEO Fraud Attacks Were Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over the Past 3 Years

Cisco's midyear report released this week showed that CEO Fraud netted cybercrime five times more money than ransomware over the last three years. The surprising highlight of Cisco's ...
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FBI: "Extortion And CEO Fraud Are The Top Online Fraud Complaints"

And victims aren't reporting ransomware attacks... Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss (CEO Fraud) were among the most damaging and expensive ...
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