Potential for Phishing Campaigns After Multiple Bank Collapses
The failure of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Silvergate Bank has created anxiety and confusion across the financial services industry. (For more information about these bank failures, please read our article about Responding to Market Disruption.) For cybercriminals, the failure of these banks creates a unique social engineering opportunity as clients of these banks will be eager for information and updates, making them likely to fall victim to phishing attacks and business email compromise.
All firms - even those who were not clients of these banks - should remind their employees to use enhanced diligence when opening potential emails or links related to these banking closures. Additionally, private equity firms should be cautious of any capital calls and distributions requests that they receive via email.
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