The Business Email Compromise Threat Report

The Business Email Compromise Threat Report

Attackers are leveraging social engineering to drive significantly higher engagement and account takeover. Abnormal Security's quarterly threat reports are the only source of industry data on the true volume of BEC attacks. In our latest threat report, we found that attacks across a variety of categories grew at significant rates. In particular, attackers are leveraging social engineering strategies not only to bypass Secure Email Gateways but to drive engagement with targets at substantially higher rates than traditional email attacks.

Learn more in this report about:

  • The rate of engagement with socially engineered attacks vs. traditional email security and the consequences
  • The dangers of lateral phishing attacks from compromised internal accounts
  • The growth in malicious mail filters (indicative of account takeovers) from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021
  • How the percentage of companies hit by vendor email compromise attacks has grown from 2020 to April 2021

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