Scammers will use your business’s name, address, and logo to build trust with consumers and other companies and obtain their personal or financial information.
Business email compromise (BEC) scams are carried out by fraudsters who compromise email accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion techniques and ask for fraudulent wire account transfers or other schemes.
A data breach is an intrusion within your business where sensitive, protected, or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, or used by an unauthorized individual.
Malware is any type of malicious software installed, without consent, designed to compromise, damage or disable your business’s computer system(s) or network.
A criminal poses as a known executive and asks an employee to complete a seemingly legitimate financial transaction. Many times instructions include changing bank payment information for a legitimate invoice so funds are transferred to the criminal.
An email or message from someone disguised as a trusted person or company which urges you to click a link, open an attachment, or share information. If followed, scammers may install malicious software or gain access to your data.
Ransomware is a type of harmful software cybercriminals use to encrypt or block access to your data or systems. They then hold your data hostage until a demanded ransom is paid (often via cryptocurrency such as bitcoin).
A criminal claims to be from the IRS to convince an employee to share the business’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) or other confidential information. The criminal may use this information to file a fraudulent tax return in the business’s name.