In a profit-driven, ethically-unconstrained criminal enterprise like phishing it is not surprising that threat actors have evolved to match the times. Rather than focus on techniques, this article will discuss how phishing applications have changed to match new security standards.
Only 22% of Microsoft clients have adopted two-factor protection, so the traditional phishing attacks are still effective against most small to mid-sized operations. In the case of the enterprise client, we are seeing a transition towards phishing attacks that can seamlessly target two-factor protected accounts.
In a Proofpoint survey (www.securitysa.com/*phish1), 83% of organisations said they experienced a successful email-based phishing attack in 2021, versus 57% in 2020. That equates to a 46% increase in organisations hit with a successful phishing attack last year.
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