Cybercriminals are impersonating the email addresses of unsuspecting businesses to conduct malicious and illicit activities.
Businesses that fall victim to impersonation or “domain spoofing” as it’s better known, can often suffer significant reputational damage and financial loss as result. With increasing regulation and insurance companies keen to protect their interests, it could leave impersonated businesses answering questions.
Many businesses are leaving themselves open to exploitation and should implement modern measures to help protect
How does VividBlock help you protect your business from “Domain Spoofing”?
DMARC is a free and open technical specification that is growing in popularity. DMARC is designed to make it difficult for cybercriminals to impersonate domain names and email addresses. Every business should implement DMARC as part of their cyber protection safeguards. DMARC is relatively straightforward to implement for most businesses.
How does DMARC work?
When a third party receives an email from what appears to be from your business email address, their email system will be able to check the header of the email and compare it with DMARC related settings associated with your domain name. This will help their email and spam protection systems determine if emails received are legitimate or impersonated.
Domain spoofing is often used by criminals to carry out the following.
- Instigate money transfers from vulnerable employees via spoofed emails while impersonating senior executives in your company.
- Send fake invoices to your suppliers and partners.
- Deal in illegal goods via your domain name.
- Spread Ransomware
- Impersonate customer support to steal confidential customer or partner information.
Contact Vividblock to implement DMARC for your business today
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