The volume of malicious cyber attacks is increasing every year. Although many companies use the latest network security systems, they aren’t immune to the hackers’ favorite strategy — social engineering. Unlike malware, social engineering tricks people into volunteering sensitive data. Here’s what you should know to protect your business.
PhishingThis is the most frequently used social engineering attack, especially against small businesses. Check out these frightening statistics:
- Kaspersky Labs revealed that its anti-phishing system prevented more than 107 million attempts to connect users to malicious websites in just one quarter of 2018.
- Barkly added that 85% of companies have fallen prey to this nefarious scheme.
- And PhishMe reports that the number of these scams is growing by at least 65% per year.