Email Fraud Threat Report
Email fraud, also known as business email compromise
(BEC), is one of today’s greatest cyber-threats. These
socially engineered attacks seek to exploit people rather
than technology. They are highly targeted, sent in low
volumes and impersonate people in authority.
Email fraud preys on human nature – fear, the desire to
please and more – to steal money and valuable information
from employees, customers and business partners.
Proofpoint analysed more than 160 billion emails sent to
more than 2,400 companies spanning 150 countries.
Subscribe to the Cybersecurity Insider Newsletter
Strengthen your organization's IT security defenses by keeping abreast of the latest cybersecurity news, solutions, and best practices. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays