Information, Wholesale/Trade, and Manufacturing Industries Are Easy Targets for Cybercriminals
Cybercriminals often choose targets that are easy to infiltrate. Are you in the Information, Wholesale/Trade, or Manufacturing industry? If so, watch out—your industries are now considered low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals to target. Attacks on these industries are up between 22% and 32%! Approximately 1 in 10 malicious sites is hosted on a benign domain...as high as 25% in 2019.
Impersonating a recognizable company is a common phishing strategy. The companies impersonated are based on how people are likely to shop and interact online. In the first half of 2021, the top five phishing targets were eBay, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google.
A single click can be the catalyst for everything. This is why it’s critical for users to be educated and tested on the latest phishing tactics.