What is email spoofing?

Email spoofing is a type of cyber attack in which a hacker or cybercriminal sends an email that appears to be from a legitimate source, but is actually fraudulent. These emails are often used to trick people into divulging sensitive information, such as passwords or financial data, or to spread malware or other malicious software.

One common type of email spoofing is called phishing, which involves sending an email that appears to be from a trusted source, such as a bank or government agency, and asking the recipient to click on a link or provide sensitive information. These emails often contain urgent language or threats, such as stating that an account will be suspended unless the recipient takes action.

To prevent email spoofing, authenticate your email domain with SPF, DKIM, and DMARC.