The mid­dle­man.

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Crime-fight­ing au­thor­i­ties have is­sued a warn­ing to in­di­vid­u­als and busi­ness to be on the look­out for a scam in­volv­ing on­line fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions. Ac­cord­ing to cy­ber crime of­fi­cials, it is a “man in the mid­dle” scam, whereby an unau­tho­rized third party ac­cesses an in­di­vid­ual’s or a busi­ness’s sen­si­tive data as it is be­ing sent over the in­ter­net. Us­ing this in­for­ma­tion, the so-called “man in the mid­dle” – the unau­tho­rized third party – gets in be­tween the sender and the re­cip­i­ent of the data and can di­vert pay­ments into ac­counts of his or her choice. Au­thor­i­ties de­cided to is­sue the warn­ing, along with a set of guide­lines, after a spike of cases em­ploy­ing this method were re­ported.

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