e-mail spoofing

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e-mail spoofing

The unauthorized use of a third-party domain name as the sender's name in an e-mail message. Most often used by spammers, spoofing the name of a popular retailer or organization entices the recipient to read the full message. See e-mail authentication, spoofing and spam.
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For instance, an Austrian aerospace equipment manufacturing company recently fired its CEO after a spoof mail was sent out using his name demanding a hefty amount; the company ended up losing $50 million to BEC scammers.
According to the report, BEC scams involve low-tech financial scams in which spoof mails are sent out by scammers posing as CEOs of companies to the financial staff, requesting large money transfers.