Protecting Against Account Takeover Based Email Attacks

ATO: Another Form Of Email-Based Identity Deception




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The onslaught of targeted email attacks such as Business Email Compromise, spear phishing and ransomware continue uninterrupted, costing organizations of all types and sizes billions of dollars. Cyber-criminals know that employees are the weak link in an organization and need only to convince these targets that they are someone who should be trusted to achieve success.

In terms of methods used to deceive employees, email spoofing and display name deception have been the go-to techniques. However, security leaders charged with reducing this risk need to factor in yet another form of email-based identity deception. According to recent Agari research, there has been a 126% increase of targeted email attacks that exploit Account Takeovers (ATO).

In this report, entitled “Protecting Against Account Takeover Based Email Attacks,” you’ll learn ways in which email accounts are harnessed for social engineering campaigns by threat actors. What’s more, you’ll learn:

  • Five steps in a ATO attack
  • Account types used in ATO-based attacks
  • Ways in which next-gen solutions can combat ATO (machine learning, user behavior analytics, trust modeling, etc.)

Be sure to download this report today to get an inside look at ways in which ATO-based email attacks have intensified in the past year, plus insight on protecting your enterprise.

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