Monday, 28 September 2015

Man Charged Steal $ 600,000 Via E-mail

In the United States a 28-year-old man charged with steal more than $ 600,000 through e-mail and an attempt to similarly $ 1.3 million prize. The man is suspected to have emails sent to companies with payment orders for the finance department.

The emails seem to stop coming to the company and include a PDF document with instructions for payment. To the e-mail appear to have legitimate domain names were registered that looked very much like the domain names of the attacked companies. This type of fraud is called "Business E-Mail Compromise" scam. The suspect was in the crosshairs of the FBI after two businesses were defrauded in this way. Both companies made ​​over $ 100,000. The used PDF files were sent to the accused traced suspect. The suspect is guilty, if to a prison term of up to 30 years and a fine of $ 1 million will be condemned.

Worldwide, there are, according to the FBI by now more than 8,000 companies ripped off in this way, of which 7,000 in the United States. The damage amounted to $ 800 million, again the majority, $ 750 million in the US In addition to the 800 million dollars that the FBI recorded in the first eight months of this year, other investigative agencies have a loss amount of $ 400 million observed, causing total damage at $ 1.2 billion comes out.

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