Linked: Over half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019

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Granted, these numbers are from a survey done by ProofPoint, and aren’t likely to be scientifically sound, but they still are overwhelming. Clearly a lot of security professionals are dealing with phishing attacks.

More than half (55 percent) of surveyed organizations dealt with at least one successful phishing attack in 2019, and infosecurity professionals reported a high frequency of social engineering attempts across a range of methods.

88 percent of organizations worldwide reported spear-phishing attacks in 2019, 86 percent reported BEC attacks, 86 percent reported social media attacks, 84 percent reported SMS/text phishing (smishing), 83 percent reported voice phishing (vishing), and 81 percent reported malicious USB drops.

Still think no one is going to try and hit your organization?

Over half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019

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