Business email compromise (BEC) scamsOpens a new window have caused billions of dollars in losses over the last few years. These attacks are effective because they are crafted specifically to trick recipients into doing something. The attackers typically use the identity of someone who is already trusted by the intended recipient in order to scam the business into sharing sensitive data or sending money to the scammer's account.
Many BEC attacks are not detected by traditional email security technologies because of the effort put into the scam. The attack relies on social-engineering and deception rather than a malicious link or attachment. This means that traditional email security cannot easily detect that the message is an attack. User training and awareness are an important defense against BEC, and technologies such as Barracuda SentinelOpens a new window uses deep integrations with Office 365 APIs and context-aware AI to detect anomalies as they occur.
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