What Is Email Spoofing?
Email spoofing is when someone sends an email with a forged sender address. Typically, the sender’s name or email address and the body of the message are changed to mimic a legitimate source such as a bank, newspaper, or company. They can also mimic messages from friends and family. By pretending to be someone the victim trusts, the scammer directs their victim to a fake website that collects their personal information (a process known as phishing).
Ransomware is a form of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their systems, either by locking the system screen or by locking the users’ files unless a “ransom” is paid. Ransomware occurs when a user visits malicious or compromised websites or unintentionally downloads files from websites with advertisements. This includes opening links from spammed emails or replying to spammed emails.