A U.K./Nigerian cybergang with U.S.-based co-conspirators has obtained a list of more than 50,000 corporate officials to be targeted in future Business Email Compromise (BEC) phishing campaigns.

The list was generated during a five-month period in early 2018 and of the list, 71 percent were CFOs, two percent were executive assistants and the remainder were other finance leaders from small businesses to the largest multinational corporations, according to Agari’s London Blue report.

Researchers noted that in many cases the threat group had amassed the information of dozens of executives from some of the world’s largest banks and had singled out mortgage companies for special attention, which would enable scams that steal real estate purchases or lease payments.

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