FBI: BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE: THE 3.1 BILLION DOLLAR SCAM

FBI: BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE: THE 3.1 BILLION DOLLAR SCAM

BEC is defined as a sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The scam is carried out by compromising legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion techniques to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds.

Most victims report using wire transfers as a common method of transferring funds for business purposes

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