Gone Phishing: How Email Became The Weakest Link

July 11, 2019

Phishing has grown into a sophisticated form of cyber crime, and email has become the weakest link. By being disguised as an important message or trusted individual, these cyber attackers are able to steal private data or cause viruses that convince victims to provide them money. One in every 99 emails is a phishing attack, and in a five day work week this amounts to 4.8 phishing emails per employee. With their mimicking of reliable companies such as Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook, and more, businesses could be receiving attacks everyday and not know it.

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