Accounts deceivable: Email scam costliest type of cybercrime


BEC scams are a type of crime where criminals hack into email accounts, pretend to be someone they’re not and fool victims into sending money where it doesn’t belong. — 123rf.com

A shopping spree in Beverly Hills, a luxury vacation in Mexico, a bank account that jumped from US$299.77 (RM1,300) to US$1.4mil (RM6.07mil) overnight.

From the outside, it looked like Moe and Kateryna Abourched had won the lottery.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 53
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Scam

   

Next In Tech News

Mobile phone critic Pope Francis meets Apple chief Tim Cook
Work-from-home or return to the office? A rift is emerging among US workers�
Cyberattack on Australian telco Optus affects 1.2 million customers
What if Elon Musk loses the Twitter case but defies the court?
NFT sales plunge in Q3, down by 60% from Q2
Six million silenced: A two-year Internet outage in Ethiopia
YouTube might be making 4K videos exclusive to Premium subscribers
Internet access a matter of life or death for Myanmar’s bastions of resistance
Prosus scraps $4.7 billion BillDesk deal, one of India's biggest
Can crowdfunded property turn rundown neighbourhoods around?

Others Also Read