How to Be a Cyber Criminal: Email Account Compromise Scams

In our new podcast series, How to Be a Cyber Criminal, we explore the minds of cyber attackers. In this week’s episode, we get the inside details on how to compromise someone’s account with email account compromise (EAC) attacks.

Email Account Compromise is when an attacker actually compromises an email account. They can start sending emails as, well, you.

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In this episode, we hear from past guests Rob Holmes, Sherrod DeGrippo, and Mike Bailey about how to access and compromise a legitimate email account.

What we talked about:

  • BEC & EAC attacks caused more than $26 billion in losses since 2016
  • Why a real estate agency is a great target for a new cybercriminal
  • How to leverage people skills to make believable demands for money


Listen to the episode here, and don’t forget to subscribe to Protecting People on Apple Podcasts and Spotify so that you never miss an episode.