Cisco: What is Email Spoofing and How to Detect It
Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address for the purpose of fooling the recipient into providing money or sensitive information. For example: a sender 401k_Services@yourcompany.com sends a message to your business email address stating that you have one day to log into your account to take advantage of new stock investments. The message uses your company’s letterhead, looks as legitimate as the 401k notices you’ve received before and has a login link.
Spoofing attacks became very noticeable in mid-late 2015 and more prevalent in early 2016.
What is it costing companies?
In August 2015, the FBI issued a public notice indicating that Business Email Compromise (BEC) is estimated to have cost companies over $1.2 billion between October 2013 and August…
Read the entire article here, What is Email Spoofing and How to Detect It
via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.