The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published an advisory to warn small businesses about malicious emails that purport to come from the agency.
The emails carry the subject line “Pending consumer complaint” and they inform recipients that a complaint has been filed against them with the FTC. The links contained in the fake notifications are said to lead to malware.
If this is a scam aimed at small businesses, it could be a campaign whose goal is to harvest sensitive . The cybercriminals might be after information that would give them access to the company’s bank account.
We recently learned that cybercriminals tricked staff at a school in Britain into handing over bank information. The crooks managed to steal £1.1 million ($1.84 million / €1.33 million) from the organization’s accounts.
Earlier this year, the FTC warned people of tech support scams.