FBI Public Service Announcement
The FBI has issued a Public Service Announcement on Business Email and Email Account Compromises that provides not only updated statistics on victim impact, but a very good overview of the types of compromises being reported. Targeted victims include company executives, HR and accounting personnel, and lenders and account support personnel. Social engineering techniques allow fraudsters to monitor and study their intended victims, making it easier for them to customize their attack and to succeed with it.
Understanding the attack methods used by fraudsters is a powerful defense against becoming victimized. Read the PSA here.Return to main Fraud Alerts page