Scammers Send 3.1 Billion Domain Spoofing Emails A Day. Here’s How To Protect Yourself (And Your Company)

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How do you know an email from your bank is actually from your bank? Or that an email from your boss isn’t from a scammer in Ukraine?

Short answer: you don’t.

Between 1 to 2% of all emails are flat-out scams, says email security company Valimail. They are unscrupulous people impersonating a company or organization or person you know, trying to get you to do something like give up your banking details, send a payment, or divulge secret information. On the surface, an email might look just fine, saying it’s from BankofAmerica.com, for instance. Actually, it’s from some random domain controlled by a hacker who is looking to siphon funds illegally from you or your company’s accounts.

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …

 


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