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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Jul 14, 2017 | 4:39 AM PDT

Here are three examples of how much an email scam could cost your business.

Tripwire explains:

Email is integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives, everything from business to banking to health and beyond. As such, our email accounts are some of the most precious digital assets we have.

Currently, there are 4.9 billion email addresses worldwide. In just two years, there have been 6,789 email data breaches globally, according to Avatier’s timeline of email security breaches. And in that short timeframe, 886.5 million records were compromised, a total which is more than double the U.S. population.

Since 2017 began, we have seen the significant hacking of 2.2 million Wishbone user email addresses exposed in March and 36,000 Boeing employees’ emails exposed in February.