Phishing is one of the most common cyber-attacks performed by malicious individuals online. Even one shady email could lead to the downfall of a company.
Keeping everyone updated on these phishing attempts is vital for cybersecurity. Here are the top trends you should know about phishing today:
Sending Phishing Attempts Via Text Is Becoming Popular
Unlike with email, there aren’t many people who are suspicious when they receive text messages. That’s why cybercriminals are pushing their malicious activities through text more and more to exploit users and take advantage of their trust.
Business Emails Are Becoming Increasingly Compromised
Business email compromise (BEC) is becoming a lucrative route for cybercriminals simply because of how easy it can trick people into opening messages. These individuals can deceive recipients into trusting them by using familiar email addresses to obtain the information they need.
Small Businesses Are at Greater Risk of Spear-phishing
A growing number of small companies are now being targeted through spear-phishing activities. Spear-phishing is more dangerous than your standard phishing attempt simply because it isn’t a generic attack — but a focused one.
Using Initial Access Brokers Are Now More Prevalent
Cybercriminals are exploiting more specialists known as Initial Access Brokers to carry out phishing attempts. This makes their attacks more difficult to detect — and therefore, more dangerous.
More Businesses Experience Impersonation
Business impersonation is another common tactic cybercriminals use to trick companies. A standard attack usually involves sending emails believed to come from trusted contacts.
Are You Safe From Phishing Attempts?
Phishing is a significant problem that your company needs to address right away. The best way to do this is by increasing your cybersecurity measures.
If you need help improving your digital security, BetterWorld Technology is the MSP for you. Get in touch today to learn more.