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91% Of Cyberattacks Start With A Phishing Email
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hxrrison
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hxrrison,
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12/13/2016 | 11:24:31 AM
Hmm Phishy
Phishing threat is reduced when phishing drills are run. Funny that a company that does that exact thing would come up with that solution.
Row3n
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Row3n,
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12/14/2016 | 10:16:38 PM
Re: Hmm Phishy
You would think that by now that people would have the sense to see these "congratulations you've won a million dollars" emails and know better! I mean, of course hackers are getting more and more sophisticated, but a great number of these crazy spam emails are obvious as heck that that's precisely what they are!
davburnett
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davburnett,
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9/25/2017 | 6:08:27 AM
Re: Hmm Phishy
What's most concerning is the number of CISO's and IT people in a position of responsibility that believe training/human awareness is the answer to protecting against phishing attacks.
goldhand
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goldhand,
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2/19/2018 | 6:12:16 AM
Great!
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Ritu_G
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Ritu_G,
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8/19/2018 | 10:53:16 PM
Re: Great!
This is the exact reason why internet users need to be on their guards at all times. Do not be so naïve and believe everything they see or read on the internet. Prevention is always better than cure and once you have gotten hit, most often than not, there is no turning back. Whatever you read on the internet that is too good to be true, it usually is. Hence, do not fall for anything that may look a little less convincing.
nelly.bs
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nelly.bs,
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2/27/2019 | 5:28:05 PM
Re: Great!
We don't really know why insurance was the leading vertical

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ludovic_rembert
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ludovic_rembert,
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4/21/2019 | 9:18:23 AM
Lack of secure email is the problem
The study is alarming... and when you consider that many folks around the world still aren't fully "plugged in" to email (yet), the rate of phisphing will only increase. A similar study from the FTC found that phisphing increased by 2,370% between 2015 and 2016. At that rate, it's easy to throw our collective hands up and think, why bother pursuing this? The truth is, that all of us writing this and reading this article most likely have at least a rudimentary grasp on spotting scams and email best practices. Unfortunately, it's usually the poor and downtrodden who tend to fall victim to phisphing scams, "hoping" for some better way out of a bad situation. The issue is that hundreds of millions of users forego secure/encrypted email platforms, such as Tutanota or any of these others. Instead, they gravitate towards a few ESPs like Outlook/Live (which was recently breached), Gmail (which has privacy concerns), and Yahoo!/Hotmail (do people still use these?). 
PhishProtection
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PhishProtection,
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6/19/2019 | 10:58:18 PM
Update of stats?
Is there an update of these stats available? we're trying to get a feed of all live phishnig threats as they happen in 2019 over at phishprotection.com There's a ton of new malware, phishing schemes, ransomware etc since this report so an updated cyber security report would be nice to have.
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helenaorstem,
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9/3/2019 | 1:57:33 PM
Re: Update of stats?
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