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malware and credential phishing attacks on the rise
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 09:04    Post subject:  malware and credential phishing attacks on the rise
Subject description: emails : the wide open door to IT systems of organizations
 

https://threatpost.com/threatlist-email-attacks-surge-targeting-execs/137385/

Non-management and low-level management employees are most often targeted inside organizations: They accounted for 60 percent of highly targeted malware and credential phishing attacks. However, according to the “Protecting People” report from Proofpoint, analyzing customer attack data gathered April through June 2018. Executives, on the other hand, only received 23.5 percent and 5.2 percent of targeted attacks, respectively.

Further reading :
https://threatpost.com/five-weakest-links-in-cybersecurity-that-target-the-supply-chain/137453/
https://threatpost.com/insiders-continue-to-be-data-thefts-best-friend/137505/
https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/poor-pssword-hygiene-and-unpatched-systems-led-to-singapores-biggest-ever-cybersecurity-breach-20360.html

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10:35    Post subject:  

Surely they should be measuring successful attacks.
I'd like to bet that the higher up the organisation they target, the more likely it is to work.

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