Cybercrooks home in on infosec’s weakest link – you poor gullible people


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.

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Source: The Register