How to better detect and prevent Business Email Compromise attacks


These types of email attacks rely on simple language and exploit human nature to scam their victims, making detection difficult, says Cisco Talos.

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The Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack is a popular tactic among cybercriminals. This type of scam requires less time and effort to implement than other kinds of cyberattacks. And the payoffs can be plentiful because these fraudulent emails are typically aimed at people and departments with the power to approve major purchases. A report released Tuesday by threat intelligence provider Cisco Talos examines the latest BEC scams making the rounds and offers advice on how to detect and prevent them.

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BEC attacks can take different forms, but the…

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