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Email a Top Attack Vector, Users Can't ID a Fake

November 01, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Emails continue to be cyber-criminals' vector of choice for distributing malware and phishing, according to a report released today by Proofpoint. The Quarterly Threat Report Q3 2018 found that the frequency of email fraud attacks and the number of individuals targeted per organization are continuing to rise. Credential-stealing banking Trojans comprised 94% of malicious payloads, and the number of malicious URLs grew, making it a more common attack vector than malicious attachments. Emails attempting to steal corporate credentials increased over 300% between the second and third quarters of 2018.