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Hack Attempts: BSA Officers Are Not immune - Banking Exchange


We know that criminals are getting smarter and smarter and the newest hacker attempt just proves that.

An attack vector was reported to us this week from several of our customers whereby a hacker is sending 314(b) information requests with an infected attachment. The message looks something like this:

Hello Amy My name is Elaine Kirk and I'm BSA/AML officer at Interra Credit Union. We've got suspicions transfer from your client, and put it on hold. According section 314(b) of the USA PATRIOT Act we have to report you about potential money laundering. Please review the attached document with details of this case. Regards, Elaine Kirk BSA-AML Compliance Officer Interra Credit Union

The grammar police are throwing up major red flags, but this new attack vector shows something even scarier than just bad grammar: a level of sophistication similar to what bank customers and credit union members are already receiving with business email compromise (BEC) and email account...(continued)

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