An Autopsy of a $15 Million Heist

By October 8, 2020Cyber Security

A company in the US lost $15 million in a two-month-long business email compromise scam, BleepingComputer reports. Researchers at Mitiga who investigated the attack told BleepingComputer that cybercriminals spent two weeks trying to gain access to email accounts at the targeted company. Once they succeeded in hacking into an employee’s Office 365 account, they spent another week lurking in the account undetected while gathering information, and eventually identified a transaction they could hijack.

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