Over the past few years, spam filters have gotten significantly more effective. This has been good news for email users, but it also has unintended consequences. Because bulk spam emails are unlikely to get through to the recipient, scammers are switching their approach to more targeted phishing operations.
Phishing attacks are designed to look like they come from a trusted source, like a bank, major company, or even the recipient’s employer. This lures the person into a false sense of security. They might click a link and fill out a form with sensitive information, or they might download a file with malicious code hidden inside.
Here, we’ll discuss how effective these attacks have become, who is at risk, and how you can protect yourself and your organization.