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Business Email Scams: Protecting Your Company’s Information

From the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, a succinct and very useful Infographic guide: “Business Email Compromise is a cyber threat targeted against businesses, both large and small, that typically involves a con artist targeting employees with access to company financial or sensitive documents. The scammers lead the employees to believe they are a trusted partner or are legitimately entitled to the information, when in reality, they are criminals. A common tactic of these cybercriminals is the use of a “spear-phishing” emails and use of malware to first infiltrate the organization and eventually send a sham email supposedly from the CEO to an employee with access to financial information, requesting money to be transferred…” [h/t Pete Weiss]

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