Cybercrime – more than 50% of companies were phished in 2019

January 25th, 2020 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

According to a new report by Proofpoint, ore than half of organisations were successfully phished for valuable intel at least once last year, they state that almost nine in ten organisations worldwide (88 per cent) reported a spear-phishing attempt, while 86 per cent reported BEC attacks (Business Email Compromise).

The same percentage reported being attacked through social media, and 84 per cent were targeted through text and SMS messages.

There were also notable Voice phishing and USB attacks.

More than nine million suspicious emails were reported in 2019 – 67 per cent more compared to 2018.

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