IT staffers receive an average of 40 targeted phishing attacks in a year; reports Barracuda Researchers
Barracuda, a provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released key findings about the way spear phishing attacks are evolving and who cybercriminals are targeting with these attacks. The report, titled Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 6 – Insights into attackers’ evolving tactics and who they’re targeting, reveals fresh insights into recent trends in spear-phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your business.
The report examines current trends in spear phishing, which employees are being targeted the most by different attacks, and the new tricks attackers are using to sneak past victims’ defenses. It also tackles the best practices and technology that organisations should be using to defend against these types of attacks.
“Cybercriminals are getting sneakier about who they target with their attacks, often targeting employees outside the finance and executive teams, looking for a weak link in your organisation. Targeting lower level employees offers them a way to get in the door and then work their way up to higher value targets. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have protection and training for all employees, not just focus on the ones you think are the most likely to be attacked,” said Don MacLennan, SVP, Engineering and Product Management, Email Protection, Barracuda.