VIP Impersonation Protection detects social engineering-based email attacks and stamps an email if triggered. Detecting and stopping these types of attacks necessitates a thorough examination of an email’s content while maintaining delivery speed.
Malicious senders have done their homework. They know the authorised person in an organisation. They usually target staff in the organisation who use names of senior executives or other key personnel.
These attacks rely solely on the name of the person being impersonated and thus usually escape rules designed to capture domain or email address spoofing. These attacks impersonate with a fake name, and bypass firewalls to capture domain or email addresses.
The attacks work by fooling the recipient into believing they have received an internal email from a senior colleague and causing them to take unauthorised actions (such as bank transfers, changes of contact information etc…) based on their instructions.