Email accounts hacked for banking information

| 29/07/2014

(CNS): the RCIPS is warning residents and businesses in the Cayman Islands to be extra vigilant if they are in the habit of conducting banking business by email or sending wire instructions to their bank by way of e-mail, following complaints that e-mail accounts are being hacked. A police spokesperson said that Gmail and (which is hosted by Gmail) accounts have been particularly targeted. The police are urging bank customers to follow up with their banks to confirm that they have received the correct wire instructions.  Likewise, businesses and vendors/suppliers should confirm by telephone that wire instructions are legitimate. 

Anyone who believes that they have fallen victim to this type of crime is asked to contact the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit at 949-8797.

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