What is Business Email Compromise? Business E-mail Compromise, or BEC, is a sophisticated fraud scheme in which fraudsters compromise a legitimate e-mail address through social engineering or computer intrusion, and then use this e-mail to conduct unauthorized transfers. The compromised e-mail will often have the name or domain changed by one letter (e.g. jondoe@abc. com instead of email@example.com), or the actual e-mail account will mimicked by using a fraudulent forwarding e-mail address. Using malware, the fraudster may access previous e-mail correspondence within the organization in order to understand how wire requests are typically requested, and then mimic this protocol to complete the fraud.Read Post
It’s Tax Season. A time for hunkering down and pulling together all the information that you and your tax professional need to get your state and federal income taxes filed on time and in good order.Read Post
Boston Private announced it has joined the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and Boston Children’s Hospital to sponsor Gronk Nation’s Big Game Raffle.Read Post
In partnership with Energi and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Private is pleased to be a part of this worthy cause, supporting the efforts Rob Gronkowski and his family make with Boston Children’s Hospital. The Gronkowski family and Boston Children’s Hospital will select one lucky winner to watch New England take on Atlanta on February 5th.Read Post
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” In 1739, “Poor Richard” published this simple axiom in his annual Almanac to remind readers about the vital role that good health habits played in building wealth. In the two centuries since then, a host of research studies have confirmed what “Richard” and the rest of us have suspected...Read Post
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