Phishing Tops the List Globally as Both Initial Attack Vector and as part of Cyberattacks

Credential Harvesting Phishing CampaignA new report covering 13 global markets highlights phishing prevalence and its role in cyber attacks when compared to other types of attacks.

It’s difficult for me not to stand on my “phishing is still a big problem” soapbox when there exists stories and reports demonstrating that phishing continues to dominate as a security problem that isn’t being properly addressed.

According to Infoblox’s 2023 Global State of Cybersecurity Report, 81% of organizations experienced a phishing attack within the last 12 months, with 60% of successful data breaches also including phishing as part of the attack.

Phishing continues to lead as the most ubiquitous attack vector in cyber attacks today, according to Infoblox. Here are the percentages for other types of attack vectors:

  • Network attacks – 66%
  • Application attacks – 56%
  • Cloud attacks – 56%
  • Device/Endpoint attacks – 55%
  • Ransomware attacks – 53%
  • Supply Chain attacks – 50%

The 81% of organizations experiencing phishing attacks dwarfs the other attack vectors, making it clear that your organization needs to make phishing a priority, putting solutions, platforms, policies, and processes in place – which should include Security Awareness Training – to ensure that no single malicious email has the ability to engage with your users and be the catalyst for a successful cyber attack.

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