More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims’ Help

Think about securing your group and aliased email accounts…:

[…] Today’s campaigns are increasingly targeted; however, attackers are demonstrating variety in the types of people they target and how they craft their campaigns.

“The most attacked are people who are much more readily available,” says Dawson. This group often does not include C-level executives, who generally keep their online identities hidden. It does include salespeople, marketing teams, and human resources professionals, many of whom have publicly available emails. Of the “very attacked people,” or VAPs, identified, 36% of associated identities could be found online via corporate websites, social media, or other sites. In contrast, only 7% of executive email addresses could be found online, researchers report.

Crimes of opportunity, or emails to alias addresses like HR[@]company[.]com, are common. “It’s really quite difficult to secure a shared account,” Dawson says of alias email accounts.

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