Thursday, September 23, 2021

Advisory released on ransomware, wire fraud awareness for holidays, weekends

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory, urging businesses to defend themselves from ransomware threats during the holidays and weekends when most businesses are closed.

Ransomware attacks and wire fraud with a high impact are most likely to occur just before holidays and weekends.

Bankers should encourage their coworkers and business customers to think before they click. Do not open dubious attachments or click on questionable URLs. Be mindful harmful emails may come from known people, as threat actors may have hacked their accounts.

Despite the lack of a specific threat signaling a cyberattack during the upcoming Labor Day vacation, malicious cyber actors have undertaken assaults throughout other holidays and weekends in 2021.

To read this article in its entirety from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, please click here. You can also read a update on ransomware and wire fraud, with the Labor Day weekend coming, from our partners at BankOnIT by clicking here.

For more information, contact Elaine Dodd, OBA VP/Fraud Division, 405-424-5252.