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FBI Warns of Scam Linked to E-mail Compromises
A so-called “man-in-the-e-mail” scam that’s targeted at least three Seattle-area businesses reflects a growing trend in account takeover compromises.
Fraudsters intercepted legitimate e-mails between the businesses and their suppliers and then spoofed subsequent e-mails impersonating each company to the other, according to a Dec. 2 warning issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Losses linked to the attacks have so far totaled approximately $1.65 million.