Yesterday We Received A CEO Fraud Phishing Attack From Our Own Personal Accountants

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Yesterday our CEO, Stu Sjouwerman, was the target of an attempted CEO Fraud. The scammers picked the wrong guy to scam as it was immediately recognized as a phish. But here’s his story! It demonstrates how sophisticated the scammers are and how your trusted partners (in this case accounting firm) can get phished and with the result of leaking confidential information that makes a scam even that much more dangerous.

This is an up-close and personal account of how my wife Rebecca and I (we hope) dodged a cybercrime bullet.

You probably do not know that I am an elected official of the City of Clearwater, I serve on the Downtown Development Board. Part of that is a yearly disclosure about your personal finances and real estate ownership.