Email Threats: Phishing Attacks Find New Ways to Trick Victims
Despite major improvements in how organizations can block millions of cyber attacks, email threats are able to break through defenses because hackers are continually morphing them to be more complex and sophisticated, Barracuda said in a new phishing research report.
It’s not just code that cyber attackers are modifying, it’s also tactics, Barracuda wrote in the report, entitled Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 7. Cyber threat actors are moving from high volume assaults to more targeted maneuvers, such as from malware to social engineering and from lone operators to organized criminal enterprises laying down attacks that can begin with a single phishing email, according to the report.