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FBI/FTC: Watch those e-mails from your “CEO”

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, May 16, 2016.

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    The scam business of tricking employees into opening company coffers by spoof e-mails apparently from their CEO is on the rise.

    The FBI says that the so-called business e-mail compromise scam has caused $2.3 billion in losses to 17,642 business and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and other countries since October 2013, with the number of victims nearly tripling since January 2015.

    +More on network World: IRS: Top 10 2015 identity theft busts+

    This week the Federal Trade Commission blog wrote that the CEO schemers first study their intended victims closely.

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