'Spearphishing' Attacks Aimed Specifically at the Freight Forwarding and Global Shipping Community

Latest Scam from Nigeria Has No Mention of Fake Generals or Illicit Bank Funds

NIGERIA – WORLDWIDE – The Handy Shipping Guide Offices are bombarded daily by emails proffering fraud in every hue, from Tax rebates to threats to reveal our kindly old Editor’s allegedly dubious internet history to the world. Now however one organisation, calling itself ‘Gold Galleon’ has been specifically targeting the global shipping industry and its freight forwarding customers for fraudulent activity.

The group specialises in business email compromise (BEC) and business email spoofing (BES) fraud using a technique euphemistically known as ‘spearphishing’.

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