DarkReading: Money mule email scam targets students
A money mule recruitment scam that targets college students has been uncovered by an email security firm.
Mimecast says it's tracking a Nigeria-based cybercriminal group posing as a consulting company. The group has been targeting college and university students with work-from-home job offers in phishing emails that aim to have them cash checks for a commission.
"In this two-part operation, the scammers compromise student email accounts through phishing attacks, and then they send the job offer to the compromised student's address book, which could include friends, professors, or other staff at the college or university," Mimecast noted in a blog post outlining the scam.