Phishing scams have the ability to swoop up valuable information with one deceptive email, so it makes sense they have been a popular methodology for cybercriminals for a while. And it’s likely to remain that way, at least for the time being.
2018 proved that phishing campaigns’ popularity is holding steady. According to the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG), there were 264,483 unique phishing email reports in Q2 of last year. Two key sectors that were the focus of some of these campaigns: healthcare organizations and universities. That’s because these organizations contain a treasure trove of valuable data, so serious damage can be done if a phishing scam gets this data in the wrong hands.
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