What is Consumer Phishing?





So, consumer phishing is the process of a cybercriminal sending an email to a consumer that is impersonating a large brand. Agari was one of the co-authors of an internet protocol called DMARC, which implements email authentication to stop phishing on a brand by brand, actually a domain by domain basis. So, the way it works is that you publish a list of who's authorized to send email on behalf of that domain and you publish it to DNS, and then receivers of email, like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, as well as secure email gateways at companies can check to make sure that the person sending that email is authorized to send on behalf of that company. Which makes it so that any cybercriminal trying to send as that company is blocked from getting to the inbox of the consumer.