Microsoft Sees 250% Phishing Increase, Malware Decline by 34%
Phishing attacks have seen an impressive 250% increase between January and December 2018, with attackers moving to multiple points of attacks during the same campaign, switching between malicious URLs, domains, and malware ridden attachments.
According to Colin Bastable, CEO of cybersecurity test and training company Lucy Security:
“Hacking is a multi-billion dollar industry. If it was being run by one company, rather than a mix of organized crime syndicates, lone wolves and governments, it would be comparable to a major NASDAQ tech business. These are smart, motivated people with not much to lose and a lot on the upside. They’re ahead of most security vendors in the Cyber Security war, because the vendors play defense. The fact is, most CISOs and the majority of vendor CTOs can’t grasp the range of methods and techniques at the disposal of hackers, because they live by the rules. Hackers make up new rules. The one constant is people – they are the most measurable and most manageable point of attack for hackers, regardless of how they launch the attack. Training employees to be part of the cybersecurity defense team should be top of every CEO’s agenda. Every day.”