A new study finds that the average organization faces 700 social engineering attacks a year. The study found that the instances of social engineering attacks have grown 56% this year. The study examined analysts examined over 12 million phishing and social engineering attacks that hit 3 million mailboxes of over 17,000 organizations between May 2020 and June 2021.
- 43% of phishing attacks impersonate Microsoft, while WeTransfer and DHL round out the top three.
- Nearly all attacks included a malicious URL.
- Between Oct. 2020 and April 2021 cryptocurrency-related attacks grew 192%.
- The average CEO receives 57 targeted phishing attacks each year.