Verizon: Enterprises fail to protect against phishing
Date: Apr 27, 2016
The ninth annual Verizon Data Breach Report has bad news on multiple fronts, including click-through rates on phishing messages, how long it takes companies to detect breaches, and even whether companies spot the breaches at all.
Phishing emails continued to be a primary starting point for attacks, said Bryan Sartin, executive director, global security services at Verizon.
The number of phishing email messages that were opened hit 30% in this year’s report, up from 23% last year.
In addition, 12% of users don’t just open the email but open the attachment as well, while 11% follow links in the email to online forms where they then input sensitive data such as login credentials.
The vast majority of the attacks (89%) were by financially-motivated crime syndicates, and 9% by state-affiliated actors.
Also interesting is how phishing fits into the larger pattern of stealing credentials:
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