The FBI has published a Private Industry Notification (PIN) warning that cyber criminals are implementing auto-forwarding on victims’ web-based email clients to conceal their activities. As the PIN explains, the web-based client’s forwarding rules often do not sync with the desktop client, limiting the rules’ visibility to cybersecurity administrators. The cyber criminals then capitalize on this reduced visibility to increase the likelihood of a successful business email compromise (BEC). The PIN includes a list of recommended mitigation measures and encourages recipients to report suspicious or criminal activity to their local FBI field office or the FBI’s 24/7 CyberWatch (CyWatch) at (855)292-3937 or CyWatch@fbi.gov.
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