has become a potential goldmine thanks to the growth of Office 365, which boasts more than 180 million active monthly business users.
With 97% of people unable to identify a sophisticated phishing
email, Williams further emphasised that employee training is essential in recognising the signs of a malicious email, but if businesses are leaving their phishing
defence down to human reliability, then they will be far more vulnerable to attacks.
Meanwhile, cybercriminals deployed HTTPS-protected phishing
websites in record numbers, according to PhishLabs, posting a record high of nearly 60 percent of detected phishing
websites in 1Q 2019 employing this data encryption protocol.
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"Cofense is the only security company that provides a comprehensive and scalable human phishing
The country with the highest percentage of users attacked by phishing
remained Brazil with 28% of all attacked users.
On other findings of the Spam and Phishing
Report, Tatyana said the share of spam in mail traffic was 52.48 per cent which is 4.15 per cent less than in 2017.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing
platform, is used by more than 20,000 organizations worldwide.
These services have led to the explosion of phishing
attacks highlighted earlier, as any attacker can launch an attack regardless of technical skill.
Quann Malaysia general manager, Ivan Wen, said in a statement that the internet could see a rise in clickbait phishing
sites or emails with attachments and sensational titles that trick users to click links for 'Exclusive' or 'Shocking' stories.
"Human behavior is a critical element of cyber security yet 62 percent of companies don't train employees to recognize phishing
attempts," commented Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager for the Sophos Messaging Security Group.
Seventy-six percent of organizations experienced phishing
attacks in 2017 and nearly half of information security professionals said the attack rate increased from 2016.