Characteristics of Business Email Compromise Attacks
Most arrive Monday and Tuesday mornings and 8% involve Payroll scams
"The BEC emails often are written with a sense of urgency in order to rush the recipient into doing the attacker's bidding, with 85% marked as urgent, 59% requesting help, and 26% inquiring about availability, according to Barracuda's findings."
Best protection? Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) via an app like Authy.