Impersonation Attacks Up 67% for Corporate Inboxes
More than six out of ten (61%) IT decision makers are anticipating impactful email-based cyberattacks on their organization in the coming year, a new Mimecast report shows. Looking at the threat landscape, their worries are completely justified, since a whopping 94% of companies suffered a phishing attack in 2018.
According to the survey, 67% of respondents noticed a rise in business email compromise (BEC) attacks, while 54% indicated that phishing attacks are increasing in volume, and 45% said spear phishing attacks are becoming more common. What’s more, the percentage of companies experiencing a ransomware attack more than doubled from 26% in last year’s report to 53% this year.