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PHISHING: The 2023 State of the Phish Report - Proofpoint

PHISHING: The 2023 State of the Phish Report - Proofpoint
Syndicated By Iain Fraser - Cybersecurity Journalist Gibraltar

7th March 2023

Proofpoint releases its annual State of the Phish report
 
Every year, threat actors look for new tactics to outwit victims and bypass defences; 2022 was no different. As businesses rolled out new security controls, cyber criminals found new, sophisticated ways to attack people. 

One of ECSO's newest Members, Proofpoint, has released its ninth annual State of the Phish report, where they dive deep into complex new techniques that give attackers a new advantage. 


Here are a few highlights:
  • 44% of people think an email is safe when it contains familiar branding BUT more than 30 million malicious messages sent in 2022 involved Microsoft branding or products.
  • 300k-400k telephone-oriented attack delivery attempts were made daily, with a peak of 600k per day in August 2022.
  • Direct financial loss from successful phishing increased by 76% in 2022.
  • 75 million threats - around 1 in 10 - were blocked because of user reporting.
Iain Fraser Cybersecurity Journalist





About ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation)

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) is a European, cross-sectoral membership organisation that contributes to developing cybersecurity communities and building the European cybersecurity ecosystem. ECSO federates the European Cybersecurity public and private sector, including large companies, SMEs and start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users and operators of essential services, clusters and associations, as well as the local, regional and national public administrations across the European Union Members States, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 Programme associated countries. Learn More /...


About Proofpoint

Email, social media, and mobile devices are the tools of your trade—and for cyber criminals, the tools of attack. Proofpoint protects your people, data and brand against advanced threats and compliance risks. Learn More /...


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