July 22, 2021
Guard Yourself Against Phishing Attacks and Save the Whales!
Your odds of being attacked by a shark are zero if you never venture into the ocean – which is far lower than the odds of being cyber hacked even if you never go online!
Here is an area to focus on in honor of shark week!
Phishing attacks continue to rise, in fact the SANS 2017 Threat Landscape survey reported that phishing remains the most significant threat to organizations, with 74% of cyberattacks beginning when a user clicked on a malicious attachment or link contained in an email.
Social engineering tactics are also heavily leveraged in an even more insidious method of phishing known as business email compromise (BEC), or otherwise known as…”whaling” attacks.
Whaling is a highly targeted phishing attack- aimed usually at C-Suite executives – masquerading as a legitimate email. These emails are designed to encourage victims to perform a secondary action, such as initiating a wire transfer or funds.
Despite anti-phishing methods such as reporting suspicious emails and routinely changing passwords, these types of attacks are still growing…. rapidly. That is why we stress the importance of training your employees through our phishFixIQ – phishing training solution!