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10 whaling emails that could get by an unsuspecting CEO

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 18, 2016.

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    Whaling threats or CEO fraud continues to grow with 70 percent of firms seeing an increase in these email-based attacks designed to extort money. There has been an uptick of activity lately as fraudsters spend the first few months of the year taking advantage of tax season, targeting finance departments with emails that look like they are coming from a company’s senior executive. Case in point are Snapchat and Seagate as companies that inadvertently gave up employees’ personal information.

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