Phishing attack trends 2022

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they're only going to become more prevalent in 2022. In this blog post, we will discuss the trends that we are seeing in phishing attacks and what you need to do to protect your business.
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Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they're only going to become more prevalent in 2022. In this blog post, we will discuss the trends that we are seeing in phishing attacks and what you need to do to protect your business.

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they’re only going to become more prevalent in 2022. In this blog post, we will discuss the trends that we are seeing in phishing attacks and what you need to do to protect your business.

As stated by tessian.com, 75% of businesses around the world were targeted by phishing attacks in 2020. Phishing is the primary means of delivery for all types of cyberattacks and still one of the most serious threats to your company’s health and effectiveness.

A single phishing attack scam might result in a business being overruled by ransomware and having to endure costly downtime. We’ve seen it happen where unsuspecting users unknowingly hand over important login details to an email account that a hacker then uses to target their customers.

What is a Phishing Attack?

Phishing is a type of attack that uses fraudulent emails or websites to steal sensitive information from users, such as passwords or credit card numbers. Phishers often use social engineering techniques to lure users into clicking on malicious links or entering their credentials into fake websites. If you want to prevent these types of attacks, you need to be aware of the latest trends and know how to educate employees and protect your data.

According to metacompliance.com: “The number of phishing threats increased by 161% in 2021”

Here is an example of a fake Facebook login page created by someone that goes by the name ‘mr.d0x’. This was created as a demonstration to prove how simple it is to produce an entirely fake login page. Can you spot any differences?

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Source: itgovernance.co.uk & created by user ‘mr.d0x’

Interestingly, apple just made a move that could help prevent users passwords getting stolen. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out our blog about Apple Passkeys

‘SMISHING’ Text Message-Based Phishing is on the rise.

Phishing scams via text messages can sometimes be trickier to detect as most phishing detection training revolves around email. You’d be surprised how many people aren’t aware of those phone cyber-attack attempts!

This form of Phishing is often referred to as ‘smishing’,a funny name, but not a funny matter! This form of phishing is hugely on the rise and comes in various forms. It’s important you train your team on what to look out for. Get in touch if you’d like some support in making your business cyber secure!

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Protecting against a Phishing Attack.

There are a number of things you can do to protect your company against this scary rise in phishing attacks. Some of the main things include but are not limited to:

  • Email Filtering (A must-have for a modern business)
  • DNS Filtering
  • Next-Gen Antivirus/ Anti-malware
  • Ongoing employee cybersecurity awareness training.

Cyber Security must be up to date to meet the newest threats to your business, and you must be aware of the current threats on the way in order to apply the correct preventative measures.

Cyber Crime is targeting Businesses.

Have you ever thought about why criminal groups do this? Money!

Ransomware has grown increasingly popular over the last several years, partly because it’s been a big money-maker for cybercriminals and in many respects it is easy money. The more successful these criminal groups are, the greater the popularity and therefore the number of attacks is forever on the increase.

Most fishing attacks within industries

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Is your business email compromised?

You probably won’t know!

In the early days of the internet, email was seen as a relatively safe way to communicate. Businesses quickly adopted the technology and started using it to send sensitive information back and forth. However, as time passed, businesses discovered that email was not as secure as they thought. Hackers began to find ways to exploit vulnerabilities in email protocols and software, and phishing attacks became frequent.

In recent years, the problem has become even worse. There is a need to consider the huge risk of your business email being compromised and the damage it could cause to you and your clients. For example, there have been cases of wire fraud where hackers have managed to collect thousands, if not tens of thousands from unsuspecting customers who just believe they’re paying a supplier invoice. These cybercriminals are smart, they’ll spend time understanding your interactions with customers before they make a move. Don’t let them compromise your email!

Phishing Attacks – What to look out for!

In summary, you should be aware of:

  • Businesses are being targeted, small, and large!
  • SMS based phishing attacks are on the rise.
  • Business email compromise and impersonation is also on the rise.
  • Fake web pages look just like the real thing!

Unsure what you should do?

ITC Service are experts in Cyber Security. Instead of worrying, get in touch with us and we’ll happily make sure your infrastructure is secure!

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