Business email compromise (BEC) is a type of email cyber crime scam in which an attacker targets a business to defraud the company. Business email compromise is a large and growing problem that targets organizations of all sizes across every industry around the world. BEC scams have exposed organizations to billions of dollars in potential losses.
Email account compromise (EAC), or email account takeover, is a related threat that is accelerating in an era of cloud-based infrastructure. EAC is often associated with BEC because compromised accounts are used in a growing number of BEC-like scams (though EAC is also the basis of other kinds of cyber attacks).
BEC and EAC are difficult to detect and prevent, especially with legacy tools, point products and native cloud platform defenses.
To stop these email fraud attacks, you need an integrated solution that: