Business email compromise (BEC) has continued to grow into a billion-dollar industry as cybercriminals turn to it as their preferred scam. But with the West African gang we’ve named Scattered Canary, we have deeper insight into how BEC is connected to the rest of cybercrime, and why it has grown in recent years.
View this recorded webinar to learn:
- How Scattered Canary grew from a one-man startup into a BEC enterprise
- How the group has diversified its revenue streams with romance scams, tax fraud, and more
- Which scams have been most successful, and how we can fight against them
- Why we should look at cybercrime from a holistic approach based on threat actor identity rather than type of activity
We hope you gained helpful insights from our investigations into the Scattered Canary Business Email Compromise (BEC) group. Being able to map out dozens of relationships, thousands of email discussions, hundreds of romance and fraud victims, from payroll schemes to check fraud, helps bring awareness to how prevalent and dangerous BEC and other email fraud can be.
Learning and determining who the cybercriminals are, not just the types of scams, is required to detect email fraud and protect organizations. Agari carefully inspects each incoming email, analyzing the human relationships and behaviors. By understanding the identities behind the message, Agari spots the BEC behaviors and prevents attacks from reaching your organization’s inboxes.