[Ads-l] Quote: "There is no such corrupting lie as a problem poorly named."

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 2 19:48:13 UTC 2019

In a SANS newsletter they included[1] that line which has the smack of
an adage but, admittedly brief search, came up with nothing, save a
few conspiracy theories about government. Any guesses?


North Carolina County Loses $1.7 Million in Business Email Compromise Scam
(July 30 & 31, 2019)

Cabarrus County in North Carolina lost US $1.7 million to a social
engineering scam. The thieves sent email messages that were
manipulated to appear as though they were from the contractors for a
new high school the county is building. They sent a request to update
the banking account on file, and the school district made a $2.5
million payment to an account at Bank of America. A month later, the
actual contractors contacted the county about the missed payment. Bank
of America was able to recover about $776,000.

Late changes to account numbers or addresses should be confirmed out
of band before use. Never have such confirmations been easier or more
necessary than now (This is a "Business e-mail fraud," not
"compromise." Do not blame the messenger. E-mail is not compromised;
it is working as intended. "There is no such corrupting lie as a
problem poorly named.")



Andy Bach,
afbach at gmail.com
608 658-1890 cell
608 261-5738 wk

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