Email Fraud | Agari

Email  threats are ever evolving, and it’s important to stay up to date. Here are the current most common email threats and how to identify and mitigate them.

So, what are the most common types of email threats today?

  • Business Email Compromise
  • Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • Data Breach
  • Spam
  • Keyloggers
  • Domain Impersonation

We’ll explain these and more. Then, we’ll cover how to prevent, mitigate, and recover from most email threats.

Spear phishing is more focused than normal phishing. To protect against this type of phishing, your entire company will need to be educated and protected.

What is a typical spear phishing attempt?

A typical spear phishing attempt is a fraudulent personalized email that is usually sent with an attachment or requests a response. The fraudster then tries to entice the recipient to open the infected attachment or respond with personal information.

How can you prevent business email attacks? Is training enough? We'll walk you through solutions and tips to protect your enterprise email from these attacks.

Why is business email compromise such a problem?

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are sophisticated scams that target specific individuals with believable emails asking for funds to be transferred. These attacks can cost a company thousands, if not millions, of dollars a year.

“Whaling” phishing fraud attacks target the C-suite of a company which creates high risk of extremely sensitive, mission-critical data being stolen and exposed. Fortunately, protecting the organization from these attacks is possible.

Whaling phishing is a type of phishing attack targeting larger, high-value targets, which is why it's called "Whaling." Attackers themselves often pretend to be C-suite executives in emails to colleagues asking for personal or company information.