48% of malicious email attachments appear as office files, an increase of 5%. Here’s the latest Symantec report with alarming updates.
Email threats such as spam, phishing, and email malware are targeting employees of businesses. Spear phishing is still the leading infection vector for organizations. These emails contain malicious links that take you to a spoofed (fake) sites, trying to get your credit card number or credentials.
According to Symantec, Microsoft Office users are the most at risk of falling victim to an email-based malware. Cyber-criminals know that most people have PCs, therefore, their malware is intended for PC users.
- One in ten URLs are malicious
- 78% increase
onsupply chain attacks
- Web attacks increased up to 56%
- 4,800 websites, on average, are compromised with
formjackingcode each month
- Mobile ransomware increased to 33%
Symantec states that attacks involving connected cameras increased from 3.5% in 2017 to 15% in 2018. Routers and connected cameras were the main
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Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). (2019, February). Symantec, 24.