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How an Ex-Twitter Adman Plans to Squash Business Email Compromise, One of Tech's Most Pernicious Threats

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In spring of 2017, Asheem Chandna was sitting in a meeting at the Silicon Valley offices of Greylock Partners, the venture capital firm where he works as an investor, when he learned someone had hijacked his identity.
On the other side of the country, a junior member of Greylock's finance department in Boston had been exchanging email messages with a person he thought was Chandna. The request, which originated from Chandna's email address, seemed believable enough: Wire $400,000 to a bank account in Singapore, where the firm also has offices. The scheme unraveled when the employee sought...
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