Latest Cybersecurity Attacks End Up With Your Employees Not Getting Paid

Here is a scary, but very real story: A company had an employee receive an email from their HR/Accounting department asking the individual to update their direct deposit information, or so the person thought was their colleague.

The employee went on and replied to this email including their bank account information to the “HR/Accounting department”. The individual then followed up (days or weeks later) with their HR/Accounting department when they did not receive a paycheck!

The email, in fact, was not from the person’s employer, but indeed from a cyber-attacker.