The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA OCI), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are releasing a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to advise the Food & Agriculture sector about recently observed incidents of criminal actors using business email compromise (BEC) to steal shipments of food products and ingredients valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Immediate Actions Businesses Can Take Now to Protect Against Product Theft and BEC Schemes:
- Train employees on how to identify fraudulent email addresses and domains.
- Implement user training and phishing exercises to raise awareness about the risks of suspicious links and attachments.
- Conduct web searches for your company name to identify fraudulent websites that may be used to impersonate you in a scam.
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