BEC Scammers Go After Employee Paychecks
Cybersecurity experts have noticed an uptick in business email compromise (BEC) scams in which threat actors go after monthly employee paychecks.
The scam starts with a threat actor impersonating an employee of a targeted company in an email to the firm’s department that is in charge of payroll. The crook will ask the department to change the details for his/her direct deposit account, with the aim of getting the department to begin depositing paychecks into an account controlled by the attacker.
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