In today’s digital world, every industry is in danger of cyberattacks. Cybersecurity risks are skyrocketing. According to the latest IBM Data Breach Report, an alarming 83% of organizations experienced more than one data breach during 2022. Unfortunately, some industries are more vulnerable than others. Companies with sensitive data and personally identifiable information are much more likely to be targeted by hackers. One technique that is commonly used in phishing attacks is email spoofing. Please continue reading to learn more about email spoofing and how our skilled security experts can help enhance your company’s cybersecurity.
What are the primary motivations behind email spoofing?
Email spoofing is a method used to trick users into thinking a message came from a person or entity that they know or trust. It’s a tactic to impersonate someone’s identity to steal information. It’s an effective means of deciding unaware victims, as the sender forges email headers, displaying the fraudulent sender address generally taken at face value. Since it’s a name they recognize, they usually trust it. That said, they often click on malicious links or open malware attachments that give hackers access to sensitive data, which can result in significant business loss.
The following include, but are not limited to, some of the primary motivations behind email spoofing:
- Sensitive data: Hackers use email spoofing to acquire sensitive information, such as financial details and social security numbers.
- Malware: Spoofing attacks are also commonly used to deliver malware to the recipient’s network. For instance, they may send a malicious link that opens a malware attachment.
- Online accounts. Email spoofing can be used to take over online accounts as attackers deceive users into revealing their credentials.
- Funds: This type of cyberattack is also used to steal funds. Attackers trick users into revealing their financial information.
How can I protect my business?
As a business owner, taking the necessary steps to safeguard your company from cyberattacks is crucial. Suspicious emails can sometimes be challenging to detect on your own. Therefore, you should outsource your cybersecurity needs to Port Security Services. We can help protect your company against email spoofing by filtering out and blocking suspicious messages through a secure email gateway. In addition, we can help implement email authentication protocols that will prevent spoofing attacks.
If you’re concerned about your cybersecurity, you should consider enlisting the help of our skilled security experts, who can help implement a security strategy for your company’s particular needs. At Port Security Services, we are prepared to help make your email impenetrable against unauthorized users and cyber threats. Contact our team to learn more about our services.