- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Attorney General’s office is warning of an email scam targeting finance directors across the state.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1nXDpE4 ) that Attorney General Doug Peterson’s office warned public and private finance directors of the scam on Friday.

The scam, known as “spear phishing,” involves emails sent to victims that appear to be from their supervisors. The emails request them to wire or transfer money from the organization’s financial account and typically express great urgency.

The rouse involves email spoofing, a technique that allows the scammer to trick the email recipient into thinking he or she is communicating with a trusted and regular contact within the organization.


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