Business Email Compromise

Using Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, an attacker gains access to a corporate email account and spoofs the owner's identity to initiate fraudulent wire transfers. The attacker typically uses the identity of a top-level executive to trick the target or targets into sending money into the attacker's account. Also known as Man-in-the-Email scams, BEC scams often target businesses that regularly send wire transfers to international clients and may involve the use of malware, social engineering, or both.

With the integrated Antispam Engine, Deep Discovery Email Inspector performs the following to effectively protect organizations against BEC scams:

  • Scan email messages from specified high-profile users to block social engineering attacks

  • Check sender and recipient domain information to prevent email message spoofing

  • Bypass email messages from approved senders to enhance detection