557,964 unique phishing attacks reported since January

557,964 unique phishing attacks were reported in the first quarter of 2016, according to APWG’s Phishing Activity Trends Report. This is the largest volume ever tracked by the company. These attacks targeted an average of 418 brands, mostly in the retail/service (42.71%) and financial (18.67%) industries.

Phishing attacks are very popular, because they are easy to create and have a high rate of success: a Verizon report showed that one in three recipients open the phishing email within 100  seconds of receipt, and 12% of them click on malicious links or open attachments within four minutes.

Recognising a phishing scam is easier than you might think: if you know what to look at, what to check and, most importantly, what to do, you can easily avoid the bait.

Learn how to recognise a phishing attack with our freshly updated Phishing Staff Awareness E-learning course. Packed with real-life examples, tips and best practices, you will be walked through the realm of phishing attacks. What’s different from the previous version?

  • Improved look, feel and user interaction;
  • Additional information on social media phishing (now including Twitter and LinkedIn);
  • Practical tips to avoid phishing scams;
  • Practical application of phishing concepts;
  • All new assessment;
  • New per-user pricing;

Check our website for more information about this comprehensive e-learning course to make sure you and your colleagues don’t swallow the bait.

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