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Spear Phishing Gets Us Nearly Every Time: Lessons From Europol’s Report

21
Jan
2020
Spear Phishing Gets Us Nearly Every Time: Lessons From Europol’s Report

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The stronger our technical defenses become, the more threat actors look to target the human dimension of security. Just how susceptible are people to phishing and spear phishing? Recent statistics from numerous sources point to an increase in the level of phishing activity and sophistication, as well as a heightened impact on organizations in terms of money stolen, data held for ransom and intellectual property pilfered.

This is no time for organizations to be complacent about this form of social engineering, as the stakes are high, and technology-based controls can only get us so far.

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