Chief financial officers at some of the world’s biggest banks and mortgage companies are in the crosshairs of a hacker group that compiled a list of 35,000 CFOs that they can target with requests to transfer money.
The Financial Times, citing cyber threat detection company Agari, reported the group, which goes by the name London Blue, is focusing on the business email compromise scam. Agari found the list, which has 50,000 targets. Outside of the 35,000 CFOs, the list included people largely working in accounting departments at banks and mortgage firms around the world. The Financial Times noted that in July the FBI warned hackers were targeting CFOs, getting them to transfer money to unknown accounts.
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