Stop Business Email Compromise and Imposture Email Threats

26 Jun
Industry, News

According to the FBI, this type of scam has siphoned more than $2.3 billion from more than 17,000 victims—and those are just reported incidents.

Alongside Proofpoint, learn how to identify and stop impostor email threats (also known as business email compromise, or BEC). This infographic describes the four types of impostor emails, who they target, and the most-used topics for subject lines.

Impostor emails succeed for three primary reasons:

  • They look and feel legitimate
  • They do not include a malicious link or malware attachment
  • They do not arrive in high enough volumes to raise red flags in most anti-spam tools

Because these threats do not use malicious attachments or URLs, impostor emails can evade solutions that look for only malicious content or behavior. That’s why they require a different approach. An effective solution must dynamically analyze the attributes of all email as it arrives and detects anomalies that point to an impostor.

Access the infographic here.

Are you ready for a BEC attack?

As you know, Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks don’t use malware, making them invisible to most email security tools.

BEC uses emails from fraudsters posing as an executive. They ask the victim to wire money or disclose sensitive information. Only later do the victims realize that the email didn’t come from the executive.

Fortunately, you can protect your organization from BEC attacks. The Proofpoint BEC Survival Guide can help you:

  • Understand how BEC works and why it succeeds
  • Prepare for and prevent attacks
  • Know what to look for in a complete solution that stops BEC and other targeted threats

Download your copy now. And start building your BEC defenses here.

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