Need to be well aware of opportunistic social engineering plots. Never stops. Inside jobs. Phishing scams. Email workarounds.
” Two law firms in British Columbia were the victims of a social engineering scheme that caused $2 million in real estate and investment funds to be diverted. In each case, the thief used email addresses nearly identical to that of the true client.
In one case, the client had instructions from the firm to transfer funds in person, but before the client could do so, the firm received an email from that client. Unfortunately, the email was really from the fraudster, the firm wired the funds into the fraudster’s account, and the client never received the funds. The email was an exact copy of the real client’s email address.”