FBI Warns Of ‘Corporate Account Takeover’ Scams

Cybercriminals are targeting the financial accounts of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), fraudulently transferring money directly from their accounts, the FBI warned yesterday.In a fraud alert issued Wednesday, the FBI said “corporate account takeover” attacks use malware to steal passwords and other credentials from senior executives at SMBs and then use those credentials to empty the companies’ coffers.
http://www.darkreading.com/smb-security/security/perimeter/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227900529Also seeCyber Criminals Take Over Corporate Accounts [news release]
Cyber criminals are targeting the financial accounts of owners and employees of small and medium sized businesses, resulting in significant business disruption and substantial monetary losses due to fraudulent transfers from these accounts. Often these funds may not be recovered.
http://www.ic3.gov/media/2010/CorporateAccountTakeOver.pdf

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