Cybercrims are ramping up their efforts to target employees through fraudulent email and social media scams, according to a new study by email security firm Proofpoint.
Retailers and government agencies saw huge quarter-on-quarter increases in email fraud attempts in calendar Q2, with attacks per company and agency soaring 91 per cent and 84 per cent respectively. Year-over-year increases were even higher.
Attacks against government agencies have increased fivefold over the last 12 months while assaults against the education sector have more than tripled year-on-year.
Source: The Register