`MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE’ FRAUD: HOW TO PREVENT IT, WHO IS AT RISK, AND WHAT TO DO

An item on its 23rd April e-Flash from logistics trade body FIATA is concerned with a form of fraud, colloquially known as a `man-in-the middle’ attack, which has become increasingly common in recent months.  Targets of a man in the middle attack range from individual consumers to large multi-nationals even freight forwarders.  A fraudster creates one or more email addresses that are visually similar to those of one party say, Party A to a legitimate commercial arrangement.  The fraudster’s initial way in relies on either fortunate guesswork on their part or on obtaining access to previous emails between Party A and Party B (e. g. by hacking one or other email accounts).

For more information see the briefing from law chambers, 20 Essex Street, from April 2017 –

http://www.20essexst.com/sites/default/files/Man%20in%20the%20Middle_0.pdf

https://fiata.com/media/e-flash/2018/e-flash-no-175-23-april-2018.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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