22 Dec 2013

Less phishing, but better targeting in 2013, report says

Author: WalterSticker | Filed under: News

Criminals are sending markedly fewer phishing emails than a year ago, but they are now being more skillfully targeted, an end-of-year report by security firm Websense has found. According to Websense, phishing volumes have continued their journey downwards of recent years, falling to 0.5 percent of all email in 2013 from 1.12 percent the year before. Although good news on the face of it, when it comes to any measurement of security there is always a rub and in this case it is the rise of plausible subject lines capable of tricking users into opening attachments or links.

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Less phishing, but better targeting in 2013, report says

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