Malicious emails exploit people, not code.
Dramatic shifts in the threat landscape
that started in 2015 continued throughout 2016 and into 2017. While exploit kits continue to drop as a percentage of malicious URL messages
, over 90% of these links now lead to other sites, such as credential phishing pages. At the same time, ransomware
exploded on the scene and targeted attacks grew to include new vectors used in tandem with email. Social media is now an integral part of an attacker’s arsenal with a 150% increase in angler phishing attacks
, as more brands and industries are targeted in these schemes.Download this Infographic
to learn more about the top techniques cyber criminals used in 2016 to trick users into engaging with malicious emails and social media posts.