Phishing remains a significant security concern for most individuals and organizations. A report finds that over 90% of data breaches are because of phishing incidents. Phishing comes in various forms, but the most common delivery method of phishing is email.
Email phishing is a false message in which the attacker impersonates a legitimate individual or source to fool you into clicking on the link or attachment in the email. Clicking on the link brings unpleasant consequences like giving away sensitive information, wiring money, or downloading malware on your device.
As the frequency and dangers of email phishing attacks increase, staying informed and learning how to protect yourself is necessary.
Why are Phishing Emails attacks increasing
Statistics reveal that 1.34 billion phishing emails are sent in a day across the world, while malicious actors send over one trillion phishing emails every year. Successful phishing attacks are increasing significantly, mainly due to the various forms they come in. In other words, the hackers use several ways to launch the attack. The rise of ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) and the availability of phishing kits is one reason for increased email phishing attacks.