Cybercrime Fraud Business Email Compromise

From Sub Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος Βορείου Ελλάδος εξιχνιάστηκε υπόθεση απάτης μέσω διαδικτύου με τη μέθοδο του «ενδιάμεσου»
( Business Compromise – BEC )

The Cybercrime Prosecution Sub-Directorate of Northern Greece investigated and investigated a case of internet fraud with the method of "intermediary", for which a regular procedure case file was formed against a foreigner.

The investigation of the case started after a reported case of fraud and misappropriation of approximately (5.461) euros from a company, in which the perpetrator managed to gain unauthorized access to her e-mail box.

He then modified a bank account number on an invoice for the services of a supplier company, with the result that the money was deposited in an individual bank account maintained by the perpetrator in a bank abroad.

Subsequently, in the context of the preliminary examination ordered by the competent Prosecutor's Office, a thorough digital-internet investigation was carried out as well as communication with the competent foreign authorities, as a result of which the cash flow was located and his identity was verified.

It is noted that the specific mode of action "Business Email Compromise (BEC) - Fraud with the method of intermediary", is a sophisticated scam that targets businesses and individuals who make payments through bank transfers.

The perpetrators gain unauthorized access by various techniques and interfere with parts of the electronic mail, between trading professionals and traders with suppliers or customers and as soon as they detect messages concerning an upcoming payment to a bank account, they intervene by sending fraudulent messages, from email addresses y that resemble the real ones.

They then impersonate employees of the cooperating company and persuade the traders to deposit money in fraudulent bank accounts, different from those that had been agreed.

It is recalled that citizens can contact, anonymously or anonymously, the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate, in order to provide information or to report illegal or reprehensible acts or activities carried out via the Internet, at the following contact details:

telephone: 11188
Sending e-mail to:
Through twitter: @CyberAlertGR
Through the web portal of the Hellenic Police (
Through the application (application) for smart phones (smart phones): CYBERKΙ D The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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