Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Jun 22, 2017
Human targeted attacks continued to lead the pack in 2016. Attackers’ used automation and personalisation to increase the volume and click-through rates of their campaigns. Taking a page from the B2B e-marketer’s playbook, cyber criminals are adopting marketing best practices and sending their campaigns on Tuesdays and Thursdays when click-through rates are higher. Meanwhile, BEC and credential phishing attacks targeted the human factor directly--no technical exploits needed. Instead, they used social engineering to persuade victims into sending money, sensitive information and account credentials.
Timing is everything—attackers know that hitting your employees with a well-crafted email at the just the right time produces the best results. Of course, this varies by region. So if you are responsible for worldwide SecOps, you need visibility into not only attack patterns but also when and which employees tend to click.
New security threats are emerging all the time, from new forms of malware and web application exploits that target code vulnerabilities to attacks that rely on social engineering. Defending against these risks is an ongoing battle. Download to learn more!
Virus-writers are using increasingly complex and sophisticated techniques in their bid to circumvent anti-virus software and disseminate their viruses. Anti-virus software, though essential, cannot combat such threats alone; an email exploit detection tool is also necessary.
For a long time, the phone channel was thought to be
isolated and less important to defend, when compared
to the physical and online channels. The general consensus
was that fraudsters could only steal so much over the
phone, and it had little impact on fraud across the rest of
But those assumptions are wrong, and they’re becoming
grossly inaccurate as technology evolves. The phone
channel is now more vulnerable and exploitable than ever
before, as annual fraud loss is now a $14 billion problem.
Between aggressive fraud rings, social engineering and
sophisticated techniques, vulnerable call centers are
feeling the sting. Legacy and stand-alone solutions won’t
stand up to the perseverance and lengths to which fraudsters
are willing to go.