[clug] fraud

Mike Cohen mike at velocidex.com
Tue Nov 10 02:45:07 UTC 2020

This kind of thing is called business email compromise


It's pretty common and only requires the attackers to compromise a business
email account (eg Gmail password or similar). This can be done via a number
of ways like traditional password cracking, malware, phishing etc

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020, 12:31 peter via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> There was a short article recently about a person who had a bathroom
> renovation done, costing $11500. On completion, the builder emailed her
> a bill, which she paid via bank transfer. Builder didn't receive the
> money. Apparently the bank details on the builders email had been
> changed by a scammer.  Has anybody on CLUG seen anything like this
> before?  Can you explain how the scam could be implemented.... virus,
> malware etc ?
> Pete
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