Optiv Cybersecurity Dictionary

What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?

Business email compromise (BEC) is a form of phishing where a criminal attempts to get a worker, customer or vendor to send money or disclose private information by sending a phony email that appears to be coming from a trusted company figure.


BEC usually targets specific employees or roles with a spoof email instructing the recipient into transfer or release the desired assets to an account controlled by the fraudster. 

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