2020 FBI Internet Crime Report

Kevin GallgherUncategorized

On April 9th, the FBI released their annual report of internet crime from 2020. This is a report that all business owners should take a look at to ensure that you are taking the measures to protect your business from potential cyber attacks.

Full Report: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/anchorage/news/press-releases/fbi-releases-2020-internet-crime-report

Here are a few of the crimes that could affect you:
  • Extortion: Unlawful extraction of money or property through intimidation or undue exercise of authority. It may include threats of physical harm, criminal prosecution, or public exposure.
  • Non-Payment / Non-Delivery: In non-payment situations, goods and services are shipped, but payment is never rendered. In non-delivery situations, payment is sent, but goods and services are never received.
  • Business Email Compromise/e-mail Account Compromise: BEC is a scam targeting businesses (not individuals) working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses regularly performing wire transfer payments. EAC is a similar scam that targets individuals. These sophisticated scams are carried out by fraudsters compromising email accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion techniques to conduct an unauthorized transfer of funds.
  • Tech Support Scams: Criminals pose as technical support representatives and offer to fix non-existent computer issues. The scammers gain remote access to victims’ devices and sensitive information.

With employees working from home, you can be exposed to all of the above more often. Especially the business email. Every year Source One helps our clients create a proactive plan to protect businesses and ensure that there is a plan in place so you are protected against or at a minimum have a plan to be back up and running with limited downtime. Contact us today to learn more!