There are many different types of Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, but the smartest and most likely to succeed are often timed to coincide with something that can lend them legitimacy, such as tax season.

By infiltrating an organization to find a few useful details, scammers can craft email messages that are perfectly timed and convincingly urgent enough to persuade victims to transfer large sums of money.

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