New publication CEO fraud

CEO fraud is a type of scam whereby cyber criminals contact the financial department of a company and demand a large payment. The fraudsters assume the identity of the CEO, CFO or another trusted person within the company and ask one of its employees of the financial service to make an urgent payment. Since the employee assumes that the request is coming from senior management, there is a real chance of the payment actually being made.

This form of cybercrime is not new, but is receiving more and more reports of attempted CEO fraud.

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New publication
In our new publication you can learn how to spot and prevent CEO fraud, and find out what to do.