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Best Practice Cybersecurity to Prevent Business Email Compromise

Health IT News

Jessica Davis

Microsoft’s latest Digital Defense Report found business email compromise attacks are rapidly evolving, with ransomware and credential harvesting becoming a lead goal of these attacks. These highly targeted attacks are highly effective, driving the need for best practice cybersecurity to prevent falling victim.

Previous research from Barracuda Networks showed BEC attacks make up just 7 percent of spear-phishing campaigns but are three times more effective than traditional phishing models: three out of 10 users are successfully tricked into clicking a BEC email attempt.

Hackers impersonate a victim’s trusted email recipient, such as a vendor, an employee within their organization...

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