Over half of successful phishing attacks end in data breach

While not all cyber attacks succeed, those that do usually have devastating consequences for both organizations and their clients. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, more than half (54%) of successful phishing attacks end in a customer or client data breach, followed by credential and account compromise (48%). Overall, 83% of organizations reported they had…

Amazon, DHL, and DocuSign most imitated brands in phishing emails

Amazon is the most imitated brand in phishing emails According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Amazon topped the list as the most impersonated brand in email phishing attacks worldwide last year. In total, 17.7% of brand phishing emails used Amazon's brand name.   The trillion-dollar brand is closely followed by the world's leading logistics company DHL and…

Black Friday phishing scams rise over 200% in Black Friday run up

The total number of financial phishing attacks disguised as e-payment systems more than doubled from September (627,560) to October 2021 (1,935,905), indicating a 208% increase, according to Kaspersky’s ‘Black Friday 2021: How to Have a Scam-Free Shopping Day report. The sales season attracts the attention of shoppers and retailers. However, it is also a favourite…

65% of cyberattacks involve phishing, claims report

Companies and organizations worldwide are losing billions due to cybercrime each year. Although most of them have significantly increased their cybersecurity budgets, cyber attacks like data breaches, phishing, ransomware attacks, or cyber espionage still represent one of the biggest risks in the business sector. According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, the information and finance industry were…