With about 3 billion domain spoofing emails for the purpose of phishing being sent per day and phishing incidents almost doubling in frequency by the end of 2020, the FBI has recognized phishing to have become the most prevalent form of cybercrime today.
What is email spoofing?
Spoofing emails is a technique used by spammers and phishers to trick email users into thinking an email came from someone they know. Spoofers may forge the headers of the email so that client software shows the sender's address, leading recipients of the email to click the email and believe its contents without hesitation or suspicion.
Email spoofing is mainly carried out for phishing purposes, along with several other intentions. They include hiding the sender's true identity, committing identity theft, pretending to be a legitimate business to gain access to protected data, damaging the assumed sender's reputation, and avoiding spam blocklists.
Email Spoofing Prevention Tips
There are some things you can do as a user and administrator to help minimize email spoofing risks.