Europol on Methodology Behind Successful Spear Phishing Attacks

“Spear phishing… remains the principal attack vector for most cybercrimes,” says Europol in a new report. Sixty-five percent of targeted attack groups use it as their primary infection vector, while 32% of breaches involve phishing. During 2018, up to 0.55 % of all incoming emails were phishing emails, while phishing was present in 78% of cyber espionage incidents.

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