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Email Fraud Landscape Spring 2021

Business Email Compromise, or BEC, is a type of scam where cybercriminals impersonate trusted parties, such as the CEO, business partners, or other executives in a company.

Email continues to be one of the most effective ways to communicate. This accounts for its growth during a year of global pandemic, but also for the fact that hackers continue to use email as a primary attack vector.

To get a read on the rate of domain spoofing among email traffic as a whole, Valimail examined consolidated data from millions of DMARC aggregate reports we collected on behalf of customers during 2020.

Key Findings:

  • At least 1% of global email traffic utilizes suspicious and likely fraudulent sender identity
  • Domains without DMARC enforcement are 4.75x more likely to be the target of spoofing attempts than domains with DMARC enforcement.
  • More than 1.28 million domain owners worldwide have configured DMARC for their domains