Email is increasingly an integral part of global life, but business email compromise (BEC) attacks could place these communications at risk. Research by The Radicati Group found that 2.9 billion people worldwide will be using email portals by 2019. Each business user will send 126 messages daily by that time, compared to 122 emails sent and received per user every day in 2015. As email is increasingly used for notifications and interpersonal connections in company and consumer settings, it will be essential to evaluate its security capabilities and protect it appropriately.
Receiving spam mail is nothing new, but new threats have taken on a completely new look to fool users into revealing sensitive information or downloading malicious links. BEC attacks in particular have become more popular to target unsuspecting employees. Let’s take a closer look into BEC threats and how hackers have improved this attack method.