How Email Phishing Got Out Of Hand

Emails have recently become a huge part of our businesses but have also become a path for hackers into our computers. Out of all the emails we get, 1 out of every 99 – in a 5 day work week, this can amount all the way up to 4.8 phishing emails per employee. Businesses could even be receiving attacks every day and not know it as 30% of all phishing emails make it past default security. Phishing is very expensive for those it attacks and is becoming more and more common. But 35% of professionals don’t know what “phishing” means.

Phishing is when attackers send emails, manipulating the receiver into opening a file or clicking a link – the result is malware is automatically downloaded to their device or a spoofed website collects login credentials resulting in compromised information.

Find out how to protect your business from phishing and how to recognize it in the wild here.

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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