STATISTIC: On average, 53% of IT and security professionals who responded to the Wombat survey reported their organizations have experienced more advanced, targeted phishing attacks (spear phishing) in 2017.
The average user receives 16 malicious spam emails per month. Even if you only have 20 employees, that’s 320 times a month you have to trust in staff to correctly scrutinize emails and make the right call. That’s 3,840 bullets to dodge over the course of a year. Education of employees and the best in class technology from CCNY Tech can help you to get an upper hand.
Fake invoices are the #1 disguise for distributing malware.
Symantec 2018 ISTR
Spam and phishing emails come packaged up in all sorts of disguises. According to Symantec’s 2018 Internet Security Threat Report, these are the most common when it comes to distributing malware.
Most common disguises:
Bill / invoice (15.9%)
Email delivery failure (15.3%)
Legal / law enforcement (13.2%)
Scanned document (11.5%)
Package delivery (3.9%)
Malicious content in spam emails is increasing in the form of attachments and URLs. Malicious attachments and URLs attempt to deliver software that can compromise the security of a computer.
Inboxes are still constantly under attack – 92.4% of malware is delivered via email according to Verizon 2018 DBIR.
Data breaches have become fairly common in the last decade or so. See the biggest online data breaches worldwide as of October 2017, ranked by number of records stolen. In October 2017, Yahoo, Inc revealed that 3 billion accounts had been affected, making it the largest data breach in history. In 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service were attacked by hacking collective Lulzsec. The PSN was offline for more than 43 days and 77 million data records were stolen. CCNY Tech can help you be proactive with your network security and monitoring. Call us at 315-724-2209 or visit ccnytech.com.