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FBI Alerts to BEC Scams Targeting COVID-19 PPE Supply Procurement.

Updated: May 1, 2023

"Hackers are targeting those attempting to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) and other COVID-19-related medical supplies with business email compromise (BEC) scams, FBI warns.

Cybercriminals are again leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic for financial benefit. The latest FBI alert warns hackers are targeting the government and other healthcare industry buyers attempting to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) with business email compromise (BEC) scams.

The alert follows an earlier FBI warning that all sectors should expect an increase in BEC schemes tied to the pandemic.

The rapidly emerging fraud campaign is also tied to procurement of medical equipment, such as ventilators, and other equipment and supplies related to the Coronavirus response."

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