What is spoofing?

Spoofing is the forgery of legitimate email. Spoofing makes an email appear as if it has come from a legitimate source when it actually was sent from another source, such as a spammer or cybercriminal. 

Different types of spoofing include:

  • Domain spoofing
  • Brand name spoofing from cousin domains
  • Friendly From name spoofing
  • Subject line spoofing
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