S02E03: Email Account Compromise Scams

Season 2: How to Be a Cyber Criminal

BEC, or Business Email Compromise, is when an attacker disguises themselves to look like a trusted person. But EAC, or Email Account Compromise, is when an attacker actually compromises an email account. They can start sending emails as, well, you.

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

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 cybercriminals
  • How to leverage people skills to make believable demands for money

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