No-link CEO fraud scams are targeting junior staff

Analysis of business email compromise attacks finds 43 percent are impersonating the CEO, and more than half targeting junior staff

A new analysis of more than 3,000 business email compromise attacks has found that 43 percent chose to impersonate the CEO. More than half of these (54 percent) targeted employees in junior roles, the least likely to want to annoy the boss by asking if he really wanted them to do that. The ‘that’ in question most commonly being a wire transfer of funds (47 percent) and none of these phishing emails included a link to click.

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