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Save the Children loses $1 million to BEC scam

Save the Children was hit last year with a business email compromise scam that cost the charity $1 million. The cyberattacker gained access to an employee’s email account and then posing as an employee created fake invoices and supporting material to convince the organization to send almost $1 million to a fake charity in Japan,…

Report: ‘Trump’ most common spam term during run-up to elections

The president himself may not be up for election in 2018, yet “Trump” is the most common term used in election-themed spam campaigns, according to a new report from Proofpoint.  Starting Sept. 27, Proofpoint researchers searched its spam filters for subject lines and email bodies containing various political terms, candidates and power players. In a…

BEC fraud burgeoning despite training

Business email compromises (BEC) — commonly referred to as CEO Fraud because the CEO’s identity is being impersonated — continues to grow and, more significantly, succeed due to the simplicity and urgency of the attacks, according to recent study from Barracuda of some 3,000 attacks. The study, published today, notes that of the 3,000 attacks…