Cyber theft continues to grow, with wire transfer schemes being popular and lucrative. According to a recent FBI alert, more than $2.3 billion was stolen worldwide between October 2013 and February 2016. The victims were almost 18,000 entities of all sizes in close to 80 countries. The FBI says that there has been a “270% increase in identified victims and exposed loss since January 2015.” Typically, the wrongdoers "spoof" employees into thinking they have received a legitimate request to transfer funds from a colleague or other recognized sender. Observers suspect that the successes will inspire more attempts and more losses.