75% of Organisations Have Been Hit by Spear Phishing

Originally published on itgovernance.co.uk.

Phishing scams aren’t as compelling as some of the more sophisticated attacks that you read about. But their prosaic nature is part of what makes them so concerning.

After all, every unusual email you receive could be a phishing scam, whether it’s an account reset message from Amazon or a work request from your boss.

And evidence shows that attacks like this will happen regularly and in incredibly convincing ways. For example, Proofpoint’s Understanding Email Fraud Survey has found that 75% of organisations had been hit by at least one spear phishing email in 2018.

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