Fraudulent Email Interceptions

Author:Ms Anne-Marie Bohan, Chris Bollard, Michael Byrne and Nicola Dunleavy

In the last week, there has been a spate of email interception attacks impacting several high profile companies and putting their data, and that of their customers, at risk.

The affected companies have been the target of fraudsters gaining access to employee email accounts (often by obtaining usernames and passwords using phishing techniques or by using other fraudulent means). The perpetrators then typically seek to intercept emails relating to the payment of invoices and divert customer payments to their own account.

This spike in cybercrime activity highlights the importance of having robust protections in place to guard against unauthorised access to company email accounts.

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