business email compromise

Smashing Security #126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?

Find out in the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and special guest Mark Stockley from Naked Security.


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Nine men arrested in United States for stealing millions through business email compromise and romance scams

Nine men have been arrested in the United States in connection with a string of scams that allegedly netted them a cool US $3.5 million.


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Hackers steal $1.75 million from Catholic church in Ohio

Fraudsters hacked into email system, and tricked church staff into believing that a construction company’s bank account details had changed.


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Google and Facebook scammed out of $123 million by man posing as hardware vendor

Even the most tech savvy companies in the world can fall for business email compromise.

A Lithuanian man has this week pleaded guilty to tricking Google and Facebook into transferring over $100 million into a bank account under his control after posing as a company that provided the internet giants with hardware for their data centers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Business payroll compromise – a new way for criminals to steal from your company

Firms are being warned about a threat which evolves traditional business email compromise scams into a whole new way of extracting money from unwary companies.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Smashing Security #112: Payroll scams, gold coin heists, web giants spanked

Business email compromise evolves to target your company’s payroll, how the world’s largest gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, and are internet giants feeling the heat yet over data security?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by people hacker Jenny Radcliffe.


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Smashing Security #106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots

How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

And don’t miss our special bonus interview about passwords with Rachael Stockton of LastPass.


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School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

A school district in Indiana which had $120,000 transferred from its bank account after its email account was hacked, has failed in an attempt to reclaim the cash.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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When the FBI rather than the fraudsters make a fake FedEx website

Fraudsters beware! The Feds are prepared to use your own tricks against you.


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Smashing Security #104: The world’s most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace

Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again…?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Scott Helme.


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BEC-as-a-service offers hacked business accounts for as little as $150

New research has revealed that business email compromise is being made easier for any criminal to add to their arsenal. Is your company doing enough to protect itself?

Read more in my article on the Tripwire blog.


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Business email compromise scams have netted $12.5 billion, says FBI

The FBI is warning businesses of the serious dangers posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, saying that losses globally have risen by 136% since December 2016.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Form W-2 data thefts are rocketing, warns FBI

Businesses beware! Online criminals have ramped up their attempts to steal W-2 information from the finance and human resources departments of organisations, according to a warning issued by the FBI.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Business Email Compromise scammer sentenced to 41 months in prison

A US judge has sentenced a Nigerian man to three years and five months in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to taking part in a business email compromise scam that targeted organisations around the world.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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How a missing smiley foiled a $70,000 email fraud

When hackers sent an email designed to steal thousands of dollars, they failed to make their message entirely convincing…

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Insecure Office 365 setups could be a ticking time bomb for your business

Messages your customers receive from a hacker who has already compromised your email system are going to look much more convincing, and could result in your clients transferring large sums of money into a scammer’s bank account and you losing customer trust and future business.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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