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FBI Warns of Cyber-Thieves Targeting Payroll Accounts
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:18:31 am »

By Ionut Arghire on September 20, 2018

Cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries to divert funds, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns.

According to an alert from the FBI’s Internet Complaint Center (IC3), numerous such attacks have been already reported, with education, healthcare, and commercial airway transportation being the most impacted industries.

The preferred attack method is phishing, which allows cybercriminals to capture an employee’s login credentials. Armed with this information, the cybercriminals then access the employee’s payroll account and swiftly change their bank account information.

The cyber-thieves also add rules to the employees’ payroll accounts to ensure that they do not receive alerts regarding direct deposit changes. Next, the attackers change direct deposits and redirect them to accounts they control.

full article here:https://www.securityweek.com/fbi-alerts-warns-cyber-thieves-targeting-payroll-accounts
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