In this post, we discuss the top threat types reaching corporate inboxes, and what these attacks mean for security teams.
Highlights from the report include more than two hundred thousand unique phishing websites detected in August and September, SSL encryption for phishing sites overtaking SSL deployment for general websites, and a 10 percent increase in BEC attacks originating from free webmail accounts.
$2.3M in election funds were recently stolen from the Wisconsin GOP by a BEC scam that altered vendor invoices.
Key highlights of the report include a significant increase in wire transfer loss attributed to business email compromise (BEC) attacks from the first quarter and a 20% increase in BEC attacks targeting the social media sector.
APWG's Q4 report shows ups and downs for 2019 phishing attacks, with SSL sites, web email, social media and BEC as the top trends.
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APWG's Q2 report shows phishing increasing, SaaS industry prime target, and threat actors are after gift cards.
Why do Invoice Scams, a form of phishing attack, constantly bypass email security technology? The lack of attachments and links.
When threat actors research their victims and use that intelligence, it makes their phishing attacks just that much more effective.
BEC or Business Email Compromise Attacks are some of the most effective and costly forms of phishing.
As cybercriminals evolve their attack methodologies, they have learned from their mistakes and BEC is an unfortunate example of how they are circumventing technology defenses and exploiting organizations' greatest vulnerability: employees.