Phishers Are Using the NAIC Logo to Hook Producers
September 11, 2019 by Allison Bell
Cyber criminals have come up with a new strategy for getting insurance agents and brokers to click on dangerous links: They convey the idea that they’re insurance industry insiders by referring both to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and to the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR).
The NAIC has posted an alert about the NAIC-based phishing strategy at the top of its start page, at http://www.naic.org.
Phishing is the practice of using emails, telephone calls or text messages that “seem real” to get confidential information out of the targets.