On Feb. 13, FINRA warned new phishing email targeting firms.
- Brokers reported receiving suspicious emails targeting compliance personnel.
- The email appears to be from legitimate credit union trying to notify the firm
about potential money laundering involving purported client of the brokerage.
- Recipient is directed to open attachment —that may contain virus or malware.
- These are designed to get unauthorized access to recipient computer network.
- Reminded phishing scams are ever-changing, designed to infiltrate networks.
- Use caution opening emails from unknown senders, do not open attachments.