The report uncovers phishing cyberattack trends across more than 15 industries and details the fundamental cybersecurity knowledge of more than 7,000 working adults in Australia, the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the UK. Data from tens of millions of simulated phishing attacks sent over a one-year period were analysed along with nearly 15,000 cybersecurity professional survey responses, from both Proofpoint customers and outside organisations, to provide an in-depth look at state of global phishing attacks.
Q4 2018 Threat Report highlighting the threats and trends across Proofpoint’s global customer base and in the wider threat landscape. One of the most notable trends centers on the rapid increase of email fraud attacks, also known as business email compromise. Overall, Proofpoint researchers observed that the number of email fraud attacks against targeted companies increased 226 percent between Q3 2018 and Q4 2018, and 476 percent when comparing Q4 2017 and Q4 2018.
Proofpoint has released its Email Fraud in Financial Services Report, revealing a 60 percent year-over-year increase in imposter email attacks targeting financial services firms in Q4 2018. The global report, based on an analysis of more than 100 financial services companies in 2017 and 2018, underscores that cybercriminals continue to primarily target people, and not infrastructure, with advanced and highly targeted attacks.
Proofpoint has released its Q1 2019 Threat Report, highlighting the threats and trends across Proofpoint’s global customer base and in the wider threat landscape. Notably, Proofpoint found that 61 percent of malicious payloads observed in Q1 2019 were driven by the actor distributing the Emotet botnet.