Why phishing is back as the No. 1 web threat, and how web security can protect your company
At one point, it seemed that phishing was receding to the status of a minor issue threatening only naive consumers. But a new version has emerged, fueled by new cybercriminals and new phishing techniques. New types of phishing campaigns are particularly worrisome for businesses because:
- They are aimed at businesses (including small and midsize businesses) rather than consumers.
- They evade traditional antivirus and antiphishing products.
- They can fool even security-savvy computer users by using information gathered from social media and other web sources.
- They often target employees with access to the most sensitive information, such as bank accounts, customer lists and intellectual property.