The Twitter breach was one of this year’s high-profile phishing attacks, but the social media company was not alone. Today’s columnist, Tyler Moffitt of Webroot, offers five ways companies can stay resilient in the wake of ever-rising phishing attacks. (Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0)

Nine months in and the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many people’s physical and mental health. A distracted work-from-home (WFH) experience paired with lower overall morale makes staffs more susceptible to threats, and cybercriminals will take full advantage. Today, phishing has remained a prevalent threat, and continues to rise in sophistication and frequency.

A new Webroot report, COVID-19 Clicks: How Phishing Capitalized on a Global Crisis, also found that one in four Americans (26 percent) have received phishing emails specifically related to COVID-19, and another 44 percent are more concerned about phishing now than they were at the beginning of 2020.

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