Dark Reading: Phishing Fears Ramp Up on Email, Collaboration Platforms
Though certainly not a new area, attacks on messaging and collaboration software are a growing source of compromise for companies. In its quarterly "Phishing Activity Trends Report," the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) detected 1.3 million attacks in third quarter of 2022, up from 1.1 million phishing attacks in the second quarter of 2022. Attackers are also getting better at fooling defenses and sneaking into users' inboxes, with 19% of phishing attacks bypassing platform defenses, according to a report released in October.
With the ramped-up activity comes more awareness, at least. "More [company] leaders are increasingly aware of the dangerous ramifications cyberattacks pose against their business," says Thom Bailey, senior director of strategy at Mimecast. "However, organizations are still behind the curve in terms of security posture."