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[Heads-Up] New Deceptive Strains Of Payroll Phishing: “Because that’s where the money is…”

By July 10, 2018Cyber Security

Most readers will probably be familiar with the story of bank robber Willie Sutton who, after being nailed by the cops, was asked why he robbed the bank. His answer (undoubtedly delivered in the most deadpan voice one can imagine): “Because that’s where the money is.”

Although criminals have gone high tech since the days of that old fashioned, pistol-packing bank robber, their motivations remain essentially unchanged. Over the past month or so we’ve been reminded of that very basic truth while watching the surge in phishing emails targeting payroll operations at our customers who use the free KnowBe4 Phish Alert Button (PAB). Why target payroll? Because that’s where the money is.

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