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Business email compromise


U.S. Department of Justice - (National) The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released an advisory warning corporations of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams carried out through social engineering or various computer intrusion techniques to conduct unauthorized wire transfers, and cited a 270 percent increase in victims and exposed losses since January. BEC scams accounted for over $747 million in losses to 7,066 victims in all 50 States from October 2013 - August 2015.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:25:07