Webroot, our preferred antimalware vendor, released a comprehensive report covering the phishing trends of 2017. The full report is long and might be a dry read to many. Thankfully, ZDNet has written up a great summary.
One of the key takeaways of this is exactly how phishing works so well on humans, even with all the protections we have in place. This paragraph sums it up perfectly:
“Analysis of the first half of 2017 shows that phishing emails frequently play on fear and emotion, urging the recipient to take quick action without taking normal precautions. Whether the urgency is implied in the subject line or in the fake URL of the phishing site, fear is being used to spur recipients to act before thinking.”
We recommend reading the rest! The article is a quick read with lots of good, focused, information in an easy to understand format.
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