Pst! Cybercriminals on the Outlook for Your Emails

According to the FBI, Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) have caused $12 billion in losses since October 2013. These scams target businesses and individuals. In this research, Digital Shadows outlines the declining barriers to entry for this type of fraud. Key findings include:

  • Corporate email accounts can be compromised for as little as $150

  • A look inside the planning of a targeted Business Email Compromise campaign

  • More than 33,000 accounting email credentials are exposed

  • 12.5 million email archive files are exposed across online file stores

  • The risks of BEC can be mitigated with a range of security measures


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