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Based on a sample set of business email compromise data, Trend Micro revealed that cybercriminals fooled the CEO position the most, while CFOs and finance directors were the top targets of attacks.
Business email compromise, ransomware, and industrial control attacks were among top security concerns in the first half of 2017.
Flashpoint warns of a new business email compromise campaign targeting organizations in various industries with the aim of harvesting credentials.
Simple business email compromise scams can con companies out of huge sums of money and don't require much hacking or even social engineering know-how.
New service makes use of machine learning and container-based technologies to limit the risk of Business Email Compromise attacks.
The 2016 Internet Crime Report found tech support fraud, business email compromise, and ransomware were major fraud categories last year.
A Kaspersky Lab report on Thursday said an especially potent Nigerian Business Email Compromise campaign has stolen sensitive data from over 500 companies in 50 countries.
In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors.

As further research demonstrated, this was just part of a bigger story that began much earlier and is unlikely to end any time soon.
The FBI revises its figures on the impact of Business Email Compromise, revealing a significant spike in reported attacks during 2016.
The FBI revises its figures on the impact of business email compromise, revealing a significant spike in reported attacks during 2016.
British and Asian banks fingered for following the money The FBI has issued figures about how much scammers using business email compromise (BEC) have netted, and the totals are fairly frightening.…
The FBI says Business Email Compromise scams are growing at astronomical rates, and businesses have lost $5.3 billion since 2013; $346 million in the U.S. alone in the second half of 2016.