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Online thieves may be exploiting the Equifax panic, researchers say

Online thieves may be exploiting the Equifax panic, researchers say

The Equifax breach may have you watching your financial records closely for evidence of fraudulent new accounts or suspicious transactions. But you may also want to keep a close eye on your incoming email, researchers say - and here's why.

Since August, digital thieves have sent hundreds of thousands of phishing emails impersonating an alarming number of banking institutions, according to a report Thursday by the cloud security company Barracuda Networks. The fake emails pretend to be coming from major firms such as Bank of America, TD Bank and the Canadian bank CIBC. While the fake emails do not mean the banks themselves have been compromised, said Barracuda, the recent spike in...

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