Businesses often take the privacy and security of email for granted. But if there’s only one thing you take away from this information, it should be that email is the prime target for hackers and data thieves. There are hundreds of threats out there at any moment, and each of them have the potential to steal information, take control of your computer and network, and even damage your brand reputation. Below are 3 of the 13 email threats you should know about.
- Spam – Email spam is also known as junk mail. Spam emails are sent out in mass quantities by spammers and cyber criminals that are looking to make money, obtain information or spread malicious code onto the recipient’s computer. Having a good 3rd party SPAM filter in place is critical. This service can often be bundled with advanced email security.
- Domain Impersonation – Domain impersonation, or domain spoofing, is when a hacker uses a fake web domain or email address to impersonate an organization or one of its employees. This threat is closely related and sometimes used in conjunction with Spear Phishing. SAT can help
here as well.
- Brand Impersonation – Brand impersonation is designed to impersonate a company or a brand to trick their victims into responding and disclosing personal or otherwise sensitive information. Common types of brand impersonation include service impersonation and brand hijacking. This threat is similar to Scamming, so advanced email security can help here too.
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