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Impersonation attacks, also known as business email compromise, CEO fraud, or whaling are designed to trick key users, often in finance, into making wire transfers or other transactions by pretending to be the CEO, CFO, or even external organizations you may work with.
Every organization is a target of advanced, social engineering-based, email impersonation attacks designed to steal money, intellectual property or other sensitive data. Not all email‐based attacks use malicious URLs or have malware-laden attachments.
In fact, billions of dollars have been lost because of simple emails that impersonate your C‐suite and ask for wire‐transfers or credibly request that other sensitive data be sent back to the impersonator.
The Mimecast email security service helps you defend against email impersonation attacks that seek to spoof a trusted sender and cause a costly data or monetary leak.
Mimecast Impersonation Protect provides:
Protection against malware-less email attacks seeking to impersonate trusted senders.
Real-time scanning of all inbound emails to detect header anomalies, domain similarity, sender spoofing and suspect email body content.
Clearly marked alerts on delivered emails providing awareness to the recipient of potential risk.
Centralized policy management and reporting to assist in the early detection of attack campaigns targeting your organization.