Workers prepare a presentation of advanced e-mail the day before the CeBIT technology trade. New research found that business email compromise (BEC) attacks focused on invoice or payment fraud and targeting group mailboxes increased 212 percent from second to third quarter. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

New research found that business email compromise (BEC) attacks focused on invoice or payment fraud and targeting group mailboxes increased 212 percent from second to third quarter.

While invoice and payment fraud attacks on the c-suite are still prevalent, the sharp rise in attacks on group email boxes was significant because it pointed to a new favorite attack vector.

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